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Slowing Down Traffic in School Zones

By Mike Spack, PE, PTOE The speed of a vehicle in a crash greatly determines the severity of injuries. Slowing down vehicles within the school grounds and on the streets adjacent to the school is a significant way to improve safety. Coordinating the school’s efforts to slow traffic on the adjacent streets with the city’s police and engineering departments […]

Minimizing the Impacts of School Traffic

By Mike Spack, PE, PTOE This component of the School Traffic Safety Plan requires working with the city engineering department and possibly hiring a consultant traffic engineer. The plan will analyze the operations of the school’s driveways onto the public street system and the nearby public street intersections. Possible outcomes could be: Installing signs per Chapter 7 of the Federal […]

Documenting Existing Transportation Systems at Schools

By Mike Spack, PE, PTOE The first step in any planning exercise, including developing a School Traffic Safety Plan, should be determining the current situation.  Then you can develop alternatives for changing the existing transportation systems. Here’s a checklist for documenting your school’s existing transportation system How do your parking lot/lots currently function? Bus circulation Parent […]

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