Community Speed Reduction and Public Health
Evidence based speed reduction strategies include designing and retrofitting road networks to ensure safe speeds, using automated traffic enforcement technologies, and reducing speed limits. Communities implementing these strategies can prevent collisions, reduce fatalities and injuries, and makes streets more inviting for cycling and walking.
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Speed Reduction Fact Sheet: Opportunities to Improve Current Practice
- Chicago, Illinois: Child Safety Zones
- Columbia, Missouri: Lowering The Posted Speed Limit On Residential Streets
- New York City: Neighborhood Slow Zones
- Portland, Oregon: Neighborhood Greenway Initiative
- Seattle, Washington: A Multi-Faceted Approach To Speed Reduction
- Washington, DC: Automated Speed Enforcement
HRiA, in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and with support from the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, created these resources.