Speed Management Noteworthy Practices - Call for Case Studies

By Marianne Saglam posted 01-17-2019 01:36 PM


The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is working on developing a guidance document for practitioners called “Speed Management Noteworthy Practices”. The objective is to identify, document, and promote noteworthy speed management practices carried out by state and local public transportation agencies in the United States. This is expected to cover all aspects of speed management, including engineering, enforcement, and education. 

ITE is asking for your help in identifying these noteworthy practices in the following areas:

  • Agency Practice: Do you have a speed management practice that has been helpful, well received, or highly effective within your community? (i.e. working with your law enforcement community,  developers, and planners or getting funding). Do you have an agency practice for collecting/using crash and speed data?
  • Policy: Speed management policies might include procedures for setting speeds, the designation of speed limits through special zones like schools or work zones, policies on how speeding issues are addressed within the community, or special markings/signage, as well as strategies for new developments.
  • Speed Limits: Share with us how your agency sets speed limits and if you feel this approach is noteworthy in terms of the method used, effectiveness, acceptance, and ease of enforcement.
  • Countermeasures: What are your noteworthy speed management practices in terms of how you identify the need for, and select the types of, countermeasures used to manage speeds?
  • Outreach: Does your agency do speed management public information or educational outreach? (i.e. engaging stakeholders from law enforcement to engineering, schools, and the public)
  • Other: Different noteworthy speed management practice not noted above?        

If you are aware of any specific noteworthy practices within the above categories or have contact persons that ITE could follow up with directly, please provide contact information to Niloo Parvinashtiani at zparvin@ite.org no later than January 25, 2019. Please include a subject header “Speed Management Noteworthy Practices.”

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for your input.