Local Road Safety for Elected Officials

Connecticut Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Website, Connecticut Technology Transfer Center (host)

Every Day Counts – An Innovation Partnership with States Website, Federal Highway Administration

FHWA Improving Safety on Rural Local Roads – Safety Toolkit Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Local Road Safety Videos and Brochures for Local Elected Officials and Local Agency Practitioners FHWA Office of Safety, 2015
Communicating about Local Road Safety with Local Elected Officials this video and accompanying brochure provide tips to local agency practitioners about how to talk about road safety with local elected officials.

Local Elected Officials: Leading the Way in Local Road Safety this video and accompanying brochure provide an overview of the important role local elected officials’ play in improving road safety.

Promoting the Importance of Road Safety to Local Elected Officials, Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Traffic Safety Primer for Local Elected Officials, T2 Center Tech Brief Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, 2010

What Is a Traffic Impact Study and When Is One Needed?, T2 Center Tech Brief Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, 2010 (revised 2014)


Connecticut Best Practices-Coming Soon


Highway Safety Road Map

A comprehensive collection of resources compiled by the Connecticut Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division for Connecticut’s Safety Practitioners (revised 2016) http://www.t2center.uconn.edu/pdfs/Highway%20Safety%20Road%20Map.pdf


Roadway Safety

Crash Data Tools

The Connecticut Crash Data Repository (CTCDR), is a web tool designed to provide access to select crash information collected by state and local police. The purpose of the CTCDR is to provide members of the traffic-safety community with timely, accurate, complete and uniform crash data.

Data Driven Safety Analysis, Data-Driven Safety Analysis builds upon decades of work and collaboration to promote the integration of safety performance into all highway investment decisions.

MIRE, Better data for Better Decisions to save Lives

MIRE (Model Inventory of Roadway Elements) Data Collection Guidebook, Federal Highway Administration, 2013

MIRE, Fundamental Data Elements Cost Benefit Estimation

Roadway Safety Data Program

A Systemic Approach to Safety Using Risk to Drive Action

Local Road Safety Planning

Addressing Safety on Locally-Owned and Maintained Roads – A Domestic Scan, Federal Highway Administration, 2010

Applying the Systemic Safety Approach on Local Roads, Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Applying Safety Data and Analysis of Performance-Based Transportation Planning

Connecticut Local Road Safety Plans,, T2 Center Tech Brief Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, 2014

Crash Modification Factors (CMFs),Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Developing Safety Plans: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners ,Federal Highway Administration, 2012

Economic and Societal Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes,National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2010 (revised 2015)

Highway-Related Safety Programs, Website, Connecticut Department of Transportation

Local and Rural Road Safety Funding Programs , Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Local Road Safety Plans, Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Toward Zero Deaths: A National Strategy on Highway Safety, TowardZeroDeaths.org, 2014

Road Safety Audits Website, Federal Highway Administration

Safety Countermeasures

Access Management (Driveways), Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Corridor Access Management - Proven Safety Countermeasures, Federal Highway Administration, 2012

Longitudinal Rumble Strips and Stripes on 2-Lane Roads - Proven Safety Countermeasures, Federal Highway Administration, 2012

Low-Cost Safety Improvements for Rural Intersections, Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Low-Cost Traffic Engineering Improvements: A Primer, Federal Highway Administration, 2003

Low-Cost Treatments for Horizontal Curve Safety, Federal Highway Administration, 2016

Manual for Selecting Safety Improvements on High Risk Rural Roads Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Practice of Rumble Strips and Stripes, NCHRP Synthesis 490 National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2016

Road Diets (Roadway Reconfiguration) Website, Federal Highway Administration

Roundabouts - Proven Safety Countermeasures, Federal Highway Administration, 2012

Safety Edge - Proven Safety Countermeasures, Federal Highway Administration, 2012

The Safety Edge: A Pavement Edge Drop-Off Treatment Brochure , Federal Highway Administration, 2010

Unpaved Roads: Safety Needs and Treatments , Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Unsignalized Intersection Improvement Guide (UIIG)

Understanding Road Users

Behavioral Safety Strategies for Drivers on Rural Roads, Federal Highway Administration, 2014

A Guide for Addressing Aggressive-Driving Collisions, NCHRP Report 500 Volume 1 National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2003

Roadway Departure Crashes, Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Roadway Departure Safety: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners, Federal Highway Administration, 2011

Toolbox of Countermeasures and Their Potential Effectiveness for Roadway Departure Crashes, Federal Highway Administration, 2008

Speed Management

Achieving Safe System Speeds on Urban Arterial Roads: Compendium of Good Practice, Austroads, 2016

Engineering Speed Management Countermeasures: A Desktop Reference of Potential Effectiveness in Reducing Crashes, Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Factors Influencing Operating Speeds and Safety on Rural Roads and Suburban Roads, Federal Highway Administration, 2015

A Guide for Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes, NCHRP Report 500 Volume 23 National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2009

Proper Posting of Speed Limits, T2 Center Tech Brief Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, 2014

Speed Control in Residential Areas, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Michigan Section, 1998

Speed Management: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners, Federal Highway Administration, 2012


Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

All Users

Adult School Crossing Guard Guidelines, National Center for Safe Routes to School/Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (undated)

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Design Flexibility, Guidance Memorandum Federal Highway Administration, 2013

Sharing the Road for Motorists, Pedestrians and Cyclists, T2 Center Tech Brief Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, 2014

Complete Streets Toolbox: What are Complete Streets?, Presentation Slides Norwalk, Connecticut, 2013

Costs for Pedestrian and Bike Infrastructure Improvements, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, 2013

The Future of City Streets: NACTO Urban Street Design Guide, Presentation Slides State Smart Transportation Initiative, 2013

Human Factors Reviews on Intersections, Speed Management, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, and Visibility, Federal Highway Administration, 2006

Making Local and Rural Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Bicycles, Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Non-Motorized User Safety: A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners, Federal Highway Administration, 2012

A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking, Federal Highway Administration, 2015

Summary of Federal Highway Administration Pedestrian and Bicycle Research and Program Activities Federal Highway Administration, 2016

US DOT Pedestrian and Bicyclist Road Safety Assessments, U.S. Department of Transportation, 2015

Bicyclists

Bicycle Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists, Federal Highway Administration, 2012

A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Bicycles, NCHRP Report 500 Volume 18, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2008

Interim Approval for Optional Use of Green Colored Pavement for Bike Lanes, Memorandum, Federal Highway Administration, 2011

Urban Bikeway Design Guide, National Association of City Transportation Officials, 2014

Pedestrians

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Requirements during Resurfacing Projects, T2 Center Tech Brief, Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, 2013

An Analysis of the Safety Effects of Crosswalks with In-Pavement Warning Lights, A Thesis Presented by George Gadiel, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014

An Development of Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guideline Resource Material, Illinois Center for Transportation, 2016

A Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety, Federal Highway Administration, 2013

A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Pedestrians, NCHRP Report 500 Volume 10, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2004

Guidelines for the Installation of Marked Crosswalks, Virginia Department of Transportation (undated)

HAWK Pedestrian Signals, Connecticut Department of Transportation (undated)

Improving Pedestrian Safety at Unsignalized Crossings, NCHRP Report 562 National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2006

Intro to Pedestrian RSA Guidelines and Prompt Lists Presentation Slides Caroline Truman, New Jersey Division FHWA (undated)

Medians and Pedestrian Crossing Islands in Urban and Suburban Areas - Proven Safety Countermeasures Federal Highway Administration, 2012

Pedestrian Countermeasure Policy: Best Practice Report Federal Highway Administration, 2011

Pedestrian Facilities Guidebook: Incorporating Pedestrians into Washington’s Transportation System Washington State Department of Transportation, 1997

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon - Proven Safety Countermeasures Federal Highway Administration, 2012

Pedestrian Safety: A Road Safety Manual for Decision-Makers and Practitioners World Health Organization, 2013

The When, Where and How of Mid-block Crosswalks, T2 Center Tech Brief Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, 2014


Traffic Calming

Resources

Traffic Calming Measures Website, Institute of Transportation Engineers

A Traffic Calming Toolbox – A Technical Resource Developed for the South Western Region of Connecticut Conference Paper, Institute of Transportation Engineers, 1999

Program Examples

Citizen Initiated Traffic Calming Program, Lindon City, Utah, 2008

Infrastructure and Environmental Services Policy & Procedure Manual – Traffic Calming Policy, Aurora, Ontario, Canada, 2003 (revised 2015)

Neighborhood Traffic Calming Guide Herndon, Virginia, 2011

Neighborhood Traffic Calming Policy, Appendix 1 - Traffic Calming Flow Chart Green Bay, Wisconsin (undated)

Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Franklin, Tennessee (undated)

Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Orangetown, New York (undated)

Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Rock Hill, South Carolina (undated)

Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Syracuse City, Utah, 2008

Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Handbook Falls Church, Virginia, 2011

Neighborhood Traffic Management Policy Des Plaines, Illinois, 2009

Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Flowchart Clive, Iowa (undated)

Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Handbook Rochester, Minnesota (undated)

Pennsylvania's Traffic Calming Handbook Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 2012

Residential Traffic Management Guide Prince William County, Virginia, 2013

Traffic Calming Policy Burlington, Ontario, Canada, 2013

Traffic Calming Policy Paulding County, Georgia, 2009

Traffic Calming Procedures Cottonwood Heights, Utah, 2013

Traffic Calming Program Clarkstown, New York (undated)

Traffic Calming Program Overland Park, Kansas, 2008

Traffic Calming Program (Application Packet) Downers Grove, Illinois (undated)

Traffic Calming Program Process Flow Chart Huntsville, Alabama (undated)

Traffic Calming Program Summary Omaha, Nebraska, 1999

Traffic Calming Protocol Manual Anchorage, Alaska, 2001

Traffic Calming Toolbox – Decatur, GA International City/County Management Association (ICMA), 2014

Road Diets

Road Diet Case Studies Federal Highway Administration, 2015

Traffic Control Devices

Markings

Road Centerline and Edge Line Pavement Markings T2 Center Tech Brief, Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, 2014

MUTCD

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, (2009 Edition with Revisions 1 & 2 Incorporated) Federal Highway Administration, 2012

Standard Highway Signs, (2004 Edition) - Design Guidelines Federal Highway Administration, 2005

Traffic and Safety Informational Series Frequently Asked Question #13 – Why Can’t We Have Stop Signs to Reduce Speeding along My Street? Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (undated)

Signs

2014 Traffic Sign Retro Reflective Sheeting Identification Guide Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Appendix (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration, 2004

Blank Standards (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration, 2004

Catalog of Signs Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2016

Cover (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration, 2004

Emergency Management and Civil Defense Signs (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration

Evaluation of Dynamic Speed Feedback Signs on Curves: A National Demonstration Project Federal Highway Administration, 2015

Guide Signs (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration, 2004

Maintaining Traffic Sign Retro Reflectivity Federal Highway Administration, 2007 (revised 2013)

Maintenance of Signs and Sign Supports: A Guide for Local Highway and Street Maintenance Personnel Federal Highway Administration, 2010

Maintenance of Signs and Sign Supports for Local Roads and Streets: A Guide for Street and Highway Maintenance Personnel Federal Highway Administration, 2000

Guidelines for Nighttime Visibility of Overhead Signs, NCHRP Report 828 National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2016

Object Markers (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration, 2004

Pavement Markings (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration, 2004

Regulatory Signs (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration, 2004

Safer Sign Supports: Are Yours Breakaway Yet? Federal Highway Administration, 2006

School Signs (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration, 2004

Standard Alphabets for Traffic Control Devices (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration, 2004

Standard Highway Signs 2012 Supplement Federal Highway Administration, 2012

Supplemental Destination Guide Signs - Connecticut Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2012

Table of Contents (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration

Warning Signs (from Standard Highway Signs, 2004 edition) Federal Highway Administration, 2004

Highway Design Resources

Analysis Tools

Interactive Highway Safety Design Model Resource List Federal Highway Administration, 2015

Connecticut Standards

Highway Design Manual, 2003 Edition Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2003

Speed Limits Website Connecticut Department of Transportation, State Traffic Administration

Standard Specifications for Roads, Bridges, Facilities and Incidental Construction, Form 817 Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2016

Geometric Design

Safe and Aesthetic Design of Urban Roadside Treatments, NCHRP Report 612 National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2008

Highway Safety Manual

Applying (or Misapplying!) CMFs: The Ins and Outs of Estimating Crash Reductions, Presentation Slides Crash Modification Factors Clearinghouse, 2014

Crash Modification Factors (CMF) Webinar, December 2014, Questions Submitted by Attendees Crash Modification Factors Clearinghouse, 2014

Implementation Guide for Managers Federal Highway Administration, 2011

Integrating the HSM into the Highway Project Development Process Federal Highway Administration, 2012

An Overview of the Highway Safety Manual, Brochure American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (undated)

Practical Limitations of Crash Modification Factors, Presentation Slides Frank Gross, VHB, 2014

Illumination

Design and Evaluation of Effective Crosswalk Illumination Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic, 2009

Roadway Lighting and Driver Safety University of Kentucky, 2003

Streetlights on Complete Streets, Newsletter Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2014

Intersections

Displaced Left Turn Intersection Informational Guide Federal Highway Administration, 2014

A Guide for Addressing Unsignalized Intersection Collisions, NCHRP Report 500 Volume 5National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2003

Intersection Safety: A Manual for Local Rural Road OwnersFederal Highway Administration, 2011

Low-Cost Safety Improvements for Rural IntersectionsFederal Highway Administration, 2014

Median U-Turn Intersection Informational GuideFederal Highway Administration, 2014

Objectives and Strategies for Improving Safety at Unsignalized and Signalized IntersectionsFederal Highway Administration (undated)

Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection Informational GuideFederal Highway Administration, 2014

Roundabouts: An Informational Guide – Second Edition, NCHRP Report 672 National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2010

Safety Evaluation of Continuous Green T Intersections Federal Highway Administration, 2016

Safety Evaluation of Intersection Conflict Warning Systems Federal Highway Administration, 2016

Signalized Intersections

Backplates with Retroreflective Borders - Proven Safety Countermeasures Federal Highway Administration, 2012

Connecticut Advanced Traffic Signal Systems Operations and Maintenance Guidelines Connecticut Department of Transportation and Capitol Region Council of Governments, 2014

A Guide for Reducing Collisions at Signalized Intersections, NCHRP Report 500 Volume 12 National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2004

Interim Approval for Optional Use of Three-Section Flashing Yellow Arrow Signal Faces, Memorandum Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Signalized Intersections Informational Guide - Second Edition Federal Highway Administration, 2013

Statewide Computerized Traffic Signal Systems Needs Assessment Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2015

Traffic Control Signal Design Manual Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2009 (Including Revision 1 dated September 2014 and Revision 2 dated April 2016)

Traffic Signal Management Plan, T2 Center Tech Brief Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, 2016

Note: You can also visit the Traffic Signal Systems Circuit Rider page for a comprehensive listing of Traffic Signal Resources at: http://www.t2center.uconn.edu/signalcircuitriderNEW.php

Highway Maintenance

Maintenance of Drainage Features for Safety Federal Highway Administration, 2009

The Safety and Roadway Maintenance Link Federal Highway Administration, 2014

Vegetation Control for Safety

Highway Safety and Trees: The Delicate Balance, Brochure Federal Highway Administration, 2006

Vegetation Control for Safety: A Guide for Local Highway and Street Maintenance PersonnelFederal Highway Administration, 2007

Traffic Incident Management (TIM)

Best Practices in Traffic Incident ManagementFederal Highway Administration, 2010

Connecticut Traffic Incident Management, Connecticut Strategic Highway Safety Plan WebsiteConnecticut Technology Transfer Center (host)

Field Operations Guide for Safety/Service PatrolsFederal Highway Administration, 2009

A Guide for Enhancing Rural Emergency Medical Services, NCHRP Report 500 Volume 15National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2005

Traffic Incidents Website Connecticut Department of Transportation

Monthly/Quarterly Publications

Connecticut Crossroads E-Newsletter (Monthly) Connecticut Technology Transfer Center

Connecticut Technology Transfer Newsletter (Quarterly) Connecticut Technology Transfer Center

Safety Compass Newsletter (published three times a year) Federal Highway Administration

      
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