Urban streets are designed to offer accessibility and safety for all users, so low posted speed limits often are established to facilitate these objectives. Operating speeds on these streets often exceed the posted speed limit, however. This workshop introduces the topic of target speeds to urban street design so that operating speeds are consistent with the posted limit, roadway context, and modal mix. Quantitative tools to achieve these objectives will be introduced, along with a case study.
Aaron Villere, Program Associate, Designing Cities Initiative, NACTO
Kay Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., PE, Senior Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Eric Donnell, Director of Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Penn State University
Marshall Elizer, P.E., PTOE, Executive Vice President, Gresham, Smith and Partners
Michael Pratt, Assistant Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Richard Coakley, Principal Transportation Engineer, CH2M HILL
Grady Carrick, Principal, Enforcement Engineering, Inc.
This workshop is part of the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting.