Practical Solutions to Municipal Traffic Issues

Measuring the Street Photo

Speeding, Parking, Traffic Calming -- these terms are becoming part of the everyday lexicon of citizens of St. John's. With unprecedented economic growth, our city is seeing more cars and more traffic than our streets were designed for.

It sometimes feels like the most obvious solutions to this change in traffic include parking garages, wider roads, and signs with lower speed limits. However, after one hundred years of cars and traffic, the world has produced a wide range of effective ideas to keep traffic flowing safely.

These issues are common in Happy City discussions, so we've been scouring the web for solutions. Most recently we came across an excellent document from the New York City Department of Transportation called "Measuring the Street: New Metrics for 21st Century Streets."

Click here to open or download this beautifully-designed PDF with key approaches to street design. (Note: we found this here.)

Do you think we could implement some of these ideas in St. John's?

Written by Happy City at 20:53

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