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NJLTAP – Traffic Calming (Webinar)
- May 16–May 18
- 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Do you need to know when, where, and how to place things such as speed bumps or signage to slow down traffic on your local roadways? Traffic calming uses physical design and other measures to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
This course introduces how a municipality can establish a traffic calming program for their roadways to increase safety and accessibility. Traffic calming is an engineering tool whose purpose is to address excessive traffic speed and/or cut-through traffic on residential streets.
We’ll explore the definition of traffic calming and review the various types of traffic calming devices. The class discussion will outline both potential positive and negative impacts on a neighborhood, and reviews a sample traffic calming program. During this workshop, related issues, such as impacts of traffic calming devices on liability, roadway maintenance, and emergency service will be discussed. Participants perform case studies, applying traffic calming measures to address traffic concerns.
The intended audience is anyone who is responsible for receiving complaints or inquiries about speeding and/or cut-through traffic issues. This includes engineers, public works superintendents, municipal managers, planners, etc. Law enforcement and elected officials may also benefit from this course.
Ted Green, P.E.
This workshop is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and New Jersey Department of Transportation through the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program.
Credit: 6 PDH, 6 Technical contact hours for NJ CPWM
Withdrawal Policy: In the event that you are unable to attend a program for any reason, please note you must submit your withdrawal in writing at least 72 hours in advance of the start of a program to receive a refund. If am emailed or faxed withdrawal is not received by our department, the full program fee will be charged and is nonrefundable. A phone call asking for withdrawal is not sufficient.