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Traffic Calming for Local Roads

  1. 1. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Traffic CalmingforLocal RoadsFoxborough, MA.
  2. 2. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Marc Resnick, ACIPPlanning Director - Town of Foxborough•Gillette Stadium•Kraft Development•Foxborough State Hospital RedevelopmentFormer Planning Director Salisbury, MA.Former Planning Director Lincoln, NHMaster in Public Policy, Tufts UniversityBachelors in Geography, Clark UniversityRobert D. Brooks, PERegistered Professional Engineer in MassachusettsNational Design Manger for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Americas Sports & Entertainment GroupPast President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the ITETwo Term Member of the Hamilton Board of Public WorksTwo Term Member of the Hamilton Road Safety CommitteePresented by…
  3. 3. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Site Plan Review (Patriot Place) &Special Permit (Chestnut Green –former Foxborough State hospital)• Review of the Traffic Report• Public Hearings• Identification of Neighborhood Impacts• Mitigation to Local Roadways• Funding• Implementation
  4. 4. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic Calming(Former Foxborough State Hospital –approx 600,000 sf vacant buildings)150 Acres203 Housing Units100,000 sf Office55,000 sf Retail42 Areas Recreational Facility50,000 Public Safety Building (Police/Fire)Chestnut Green
  5. 5. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Chestnut Green TechnicalReviews• On Site Drainage & Water Upgrades• Off Site Circulation• Local Intersection Issues• Waste Water Treatment Plant• Lighting
  6. 6. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Rte 1 &I-495Rte 1 &I-95Rte 1I-95Rte 1Chestnut St
  7. 7. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010EXISTING CONDITIONS
  8. 8. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Local RoadImprovements
  9. 9. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  10. 10. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Patriot Place Site Plan Review– 3 Million Square Feet of Development– Phase 1.35 Million SF• Public Hearings• Review of the Traffic Report• Identification of Neighborhood Impacts• Mitigation to Local Roadways
  11. 11. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingPatriot Place(Gillette Stadium Development)Retail 600,000Entertainment 70,000General Office 75,000Medical Center 100,000Theater 100,000Restaurant 60,000Hotel 250,000Stadium Related 40,000Wellness Center 55,000Total 1,350,000
  12. 12. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010NewOld
  13. 13. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010ExistingStadium Site& Parking
  14. 14. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010ProposedDevelopment& Parking
  15. 15. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010ProposedDevelopment& Parking
  16. 16. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  17. 17. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  18. 18. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Patriot Place TechnicalReviews• On Site Circulation & Parking• Off Site Circulation• Water & Water Reuse System• Lighting• Construction Staging
  19. 19. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingTransportation Impacts toLocal Roads• Review of the Traffic Report• Public Hearings• Identification of Neighborhood Impacts• Mitigation to Local Roadways• Funding• Implementation
  20. 20. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingCitizens’ Concerns• Discourage Cut-Thru Traffic• Reduce Vehicle Speeds• Eliminate Truck Traffic on Local Roads• Maintain Residential Character• Increase Pedestrian Safety• Jogging Paths & Sidewalks• Ped Crossings at Intersections
  21. 21. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Recommended by the Board’sTraffic Review Consultant (PB)to Address the Citizens’Concerns.“Traffic Calming”
  22. 22. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010TRAFFIC CALMING• Educate the Board & Public• Identify Locations• Provide Options• Verify Constructability• Obtain Community Input• Prioritize Improvements• Construction Schedule
  23. 23. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingVolume Reduction Measures – Less TrafficDeter or Restrict TrafficReconstruct Road / IntersectionGeometrySafety MeasuresReduce SpeedsSeparate Vehicles andPedestrians/JoggersTRAFFIC CALMING
  24. 24. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic Calming(Reduce Traffic Volumes)Divertive & Restrictive (Divert Traffic)Closure During Certain Time PeriodsHalf ClosureVisual Appearance of Local StreetLateral ShiftMedian BarriersSignageVOLUME REDUCTION
  25. 25. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingConvert Roads to Exit Only at One End orJust for Certain Time PeriodsRestrictive by Half Closure
  26. 26. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingLimit Access During Certain Time PeriodsDivertive thru Regulations
  27. 27. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Reduce Intersection Geometry –Visually Discourage Traffic from EnteringDivertive by Appearance
  28. 28. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingDivertive with MedianMake the Street Look Like a Low Volume Road at the Entrance
  29. 29. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Divertive by Visual AppearanceLooks Like Entranceto Subdivision
  30. 30. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Divertive thru Signage
  31. 31. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingTRAFFIC CALMINGVertical Deflection•Speed Humps•Speed Tables•Raised Crosswalks•Raised intersections•Textured Pavements•Speed Lumps•Speed Cushions•Split Speed HumpsHorizontal Deflection•Traffic Circles•Roundabouts•Chicanes•Realigned IntersectionsHorizontal Narrowing•Neckdowns•Center Island Narrowing•Chokers
  32. 32. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingSignage
  33. 33. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingSignage
  34. 34. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingRoad GeometryReduce Travel Lane Widthsto 11 Feet By Adding a Median
  35. 35. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic Calming11 - Foot Travel LanesWith Speed Hump11 - Foot Travel Laneswith Large MedianRoad Geometry
  36. 36. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingCenter Island with ChokersRoad Geometry
  37. 37. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Speed Humps at Crosswalk
  38. 38. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingCurb Extensions and Median Center IslandsRoad Geometry
  39. 39. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingChicane in Urban SettingRoad Geometry
  40. 40. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010ChicaneinCambridge, MA
  41. 41. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingRetrofit ChicaneRoad Geometry
  42. 42. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingRural Road RoundaboutRoad Geometry
  43. 43. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingSmall RoundaboutRoad Geometry
  44. 44. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingSeparate Vehicles andPedestrians/JoggersRoad Geometry
  45. 45. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingSeparate Vehicles andPedestrians/JoggersRoad Geometry
  46. 46. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingSeparate Vehicles andPedestrians/JoggersRoad Geometry
  47. 47. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingTraffic ReviewLocal Roads
  48. 48. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingLocal Street EvaluationUnderlying Goals (Citizens’ Concerns):• Reduce Speeds• Eliminate Truck Traffic• Discourage Thru Traffic• Maintain Residential Character• Increase Public Safety
  49. 49. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingLocal Access RoutesTwo Major StreetsNorth Street ( ~ 2 miles)Beach Street ( ~ 2 miles)High Traffic Volumes and SpeedsNo Continuous Sidewalks
  50. 50. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010RegionalHighwayAccess
  51. 51. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010PatriotPlaceChestnutGreen
  52. 52. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010North Street• Varying Roadway Cross-Section• Some sidewalks but not continuous• Truck Route between Rte 140 and Rte 1• High Speed – Straight a ways• RR Crossing Needing Upgrading
  53. 53. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingNorth StreetBetween Route 140 and Cross Street
  54. 54. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingNorth StreetBetween Route 140 and Cross StreetReduce Pavement Width to 22 Feet andAdd Separate Sidewalk/Bike LaneNarrowPavement11 foot lanesHospitalDevelopmentSidewalk
  55. 55. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010SidewalkLandscape StripMedian
  56. 56. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingCross Street at Payson Road andNorth StreetLeave Cross Street Alone
  57. 57. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingCross Streetat Payson Road and North StreetNorth StCross StPayson RdNorth St
  58. 58. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingCross Street AtPayson Roadand North StreetProposedSmall Rural RoundaboutExisting
  59. 59. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingCross Street At Payson Road and North StreetRecommend a Small Rural Roundabout
  60. 60. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingThe Railroad Crossing of North StreetAdd Railroad Crossing Gates
  61. 61. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingNorth StreetApproach to RR CrossingReduce Pavement Width to 22 Feetand Add Separate Sidewalk/Bike Lane
  62. 62. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingBend in the Road Along North Streetat Overhead Blinking Light
  63. 63. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingTraffic Calming along North Street at Bend in the RoadRecommend a Neckdown or other Traffic Calming MeasureNo Consensus Reached– Blinking Light Remains
  64. 64. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingNorth Street andMcKenzie LaneNo Crosswalk between North Street Sidewalk andNeighborhoodRural Road Entrance with Median
  65. 65. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010North Street andMcKenzie Lane BeforeNorth Street andMcKenzie Lane AfterTypical Improvements at Intersecting Streets
  66. 66. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Beach Street• Excessive Pavement Width (32 feet for 2lanes) Cross-Section• High Speeds in Most Areas• Varying Horizontal and Vertical Geometry• No sidewalks at all• Oversized Street Entrance at Mechanic St.• Substandard Pavement Width at North Street
  67. 67. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingBeach Street Approach to North StreetSubstandard Roadway Width
  68. 68. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingRecommend a Sidewalk alongthe South Side of Beach StreetBeach Street Approachto North Street
  69. 69. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Beach StreetBeforeBeach Street After
  70. 70. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Beach StreetNew Sidewalk andRoad RepavingLimited Curbing dueto DrainageConsiderations &Property ROW
  71. 71. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingBeach St andMeadowview
  72. 72. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Beach Street BeforeBeach Street AfterBeach St andMeadowview
  73. 73. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Beach St andMeadowviewBeach Street BeforeBeach Street After
  74. 74. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingBeach StreetNear Mechanic StreetVarying Horizontal and Vertical Geometry
  75. 75. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Roadway Narrowing on One Side1. Crown Line is Not CenteredDrainage ConsiderationsSnow Plowing Considerations2. Curbing & DrainageOff-Set Catch Basin3. Restripe Shoulder
  76. 76. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Granite Curb InletsRepave Driveway Aprons
  77. 77. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Maintenance IssuesLeaf CatchersSnow PlowingCleaning
  78. 78. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010New SidewalkNarrower Lanes(Drainage Issues)New CrosswalkBeach Street andIra Van Circle12 Feet10 Feet
  79. 79. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingIntersection ofBeach Street andMechanic StreetBeach StreetReduce Pavement Width andAdd Separate Sidewalk/Bike Lane
  80. 80. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Beach Street north of Mechanic StreetExcessive Pavement WidthNo Sidewalks
  81. 81. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingBeach Street at Mechanic StreetSmaller IntersectionLarge IntersectionRecommendReducing the Width of BeachStreet at Mechanic StreetSmaller Scale Intersection
  82. 82. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingConsidered Adding an Entry Island to BeachStreet to Provide the Rural RoadIntersection
  83. 83. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Beach Street - After
  84. 84. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Beach Street - After
  85. 85. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Beach Street - After
  86. 86. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Beach St - BeforeBeach St - After
  87. 87. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010The TaleofTwo Rotaries
  88. 88. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010STATE HOSPITAL PROCESS - Part 1• Planning Board Review– Chestnut & North Intersection– Pedestrian Improvements (sidewalks)– Public Safety Building Access• Developer– Access to RTE 140 (Signal)– Who is paying for improvements?
  89. 89. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Rte 1 &I-495Rte 1 &I-95Rte 1I-95Rte 1Chestnut StPublicSafetyTownhousesStop & ShopApartmentsOfficeRetail
  90. 90. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Proposed Two-Way Chestnut Street
  91. 91. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Proposed One-Way Chestnut Street
  92. 92. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Proposed Roundabout
  93. 93. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  94. 94. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  95. 95. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  96. 96. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010BUILT CONDITIONS
  97. 97. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010BUILT CONDITIONS
  98. 98. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Part 2 North St and Payson Rd
  99. 99. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingApplicant’s ProposedImprovementsCross Street at Payson Road and North Street
  100. 100. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Cross Street at Payson Road and North StreetBoard’s ProposedImprovements
  101. 101. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Cross Street at Payson Road and North Street
  102. 102. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Cross Street at Payson Road and North Street
  103. 103. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010ROW ISSUES
  104. 104. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Design in 2007Design in 2010Cross Street at Payson Roadand North Street
  105. 105. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  106. 106. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Payson Road ImprovementsRaised Intersections aka Table Top Intersections
  107. 107. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010HasTraffic CalmingWorked?
  108. 108. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010
  109. 109. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Lessons Learned …..Educate Boards and PublicPropose “Safest” AlternativesListen to the Public / AbuttersBe FlexibleConsider Alternatives
  110. 110. Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingMassachusetts Association of Planning Directors 2010Town of FoxboroughTraffic CalmingQUESTIONS ?Marc Resnick, ACIPPlanning Director - Town of FoxboroughMResnick@townfoxborough.us508-543-1250Robert (Bob) Brooks, PEParsons Brinckerhoff – Design ManagerBrooksR@pbworld.com617-960-4860

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