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Traffic Calming Policy Review


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Traffic Calming Policy Review

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Traffic Calming Policy Review

  1. 1. Traffic Calming Policy Review City of College Station September 26, 2019
  2. 2. Overview • Recap of Meetings • Review of Peer Cities • Process Update • Toolbox Update • Traffic Calming Retention
  3. 3. Transportation Committee Involvement • 4-12-18: • Review of Peer Cities and Ordinance Recommendations • 9-18-18: • Draft Brochure and Draft Ordinance • 3-16-19: • Refined Brochure and Refined Ordinance • 5-21-19: • Follow-Up Points
  4. 4. Review of Peer Communities • Reviewed the following policy areas: • Program Eligibility • Program Process • Prioritization Criteria • Traffic Calming Toolbox • Funding • Maintenance • Traffic Calming Program Public Education Materials City Program Name Date Adopted/ Updated Bryan, TX Local Area Traffic Management February 2017 Boulder, CO Neighborhood Speed Management Program October 2017 El Paso, TX Neighborhood Traffic Management Program March 2008; Application revised Feb 2017
  5. 5. Process Update
  6. 6. Traffic Calming Measure Description Estimated Cost TRAFFIC CIRCLE Raised island constructed at intersection $$$ $60,000 to $85,000 per location RAISED CENTER MEDIAN Raised islands constructed in a street $$ $25,000 to $35,000 Per 100-ft landscaped median CHOKERS, CURB EXTENSIONS, & BULB-OUTS Physically narrowing the street to expand sidewalks and landscaped areas $ $3,500 to $5,000 per 30-ft bulb-out CHICANE A series of two or more staggered curb extensions on alternating sides of the roadway $$ $10,000 to $15,000 per 100-ft chicane SPEED FEEDBACK SIGNS A dynamic sign that measures and alerts drivers of their speed $ $5,000
  7. 7. Traffic Calming Measure Description Estimated Cost STRIPING May consist of a centerline stripe, edge lines, striped median, striped choker or chicane $ $2,000 per block LATERAL SHIFT A realignment of an otherwise straight street that causes travel lanes to shift in at least one direction $$ $10,000 to $15,000 per 100-ft lateral shift CLOSURES Installing physical barriers that cut off either one or both directions of traffic $$$ To be determined SPEED HUMPS An elongated mound in the roadway pavement surface extending across the travel way at a right angle to traffic flow $ $1,500
  8. 8. Traffic Calming Device Retention • Requested by Transportation Committee • at 5-21-2019 meeting • Basic understanding traffic calming measures have pros and cons • Permanent (Concrete or Asphalt) – 5 years • Temporary (Striping, Buttons, etc) – 2 years • Test Measure – No time period