There are four basic categories of traffic calming tools to apply to any given project.

Tools to address may include:
  • Speeding
  • Traffic Volume
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Reducing Vehicle Collisions

Tools are categorized by level of restrictiveness to vehicular traffic flow and it's effectiveness to calming traffic.



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Temporary Installation Permanent Installation

Pros Cons

Summary of Effectiveness

Volume Reduction
Speed Reduction
Safety Improvement
Streets to Use On Collector, Local
Use On Bus Route
Use with Curbs and Gutters
Spot or Area-wide Use
Emergency Service Access Issues
Impacts on Arterials
Change in % Trucks
Environmental Changes
Dependence on Enforcement
Level of Violation
Aesthetics and Landscaping

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