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State and national policies are trending towards greater flexibility in speed limit setting, which requires new strategies for setting appropriate speed limits.
This session brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss new guidance, best practices, and equity considerations in managing speeds. It includes a case study of how systemic approaches to speed limit setting can succeed.
- Understand the latest research and tools for setting context-sensitive speed limits
- Discuss the strategies adopted by cities to improve safety by lowering vehicle speeds
- Assess how speed enforcement can be balanced with concerns over policing
- Kay Fitzpatrick, Ph.D, Senior Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
- NCHRP 17-76: Guidance for the Setting of Speed Limits.
- Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer, Seattle Department of Transportation
- Citywide Speed Limit Setting in Seattle
- Karina Schneider, Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers
- Equity Considerations in Speed Enforcement
- Brian Chandler, National Director for Transportation Safety, DKS Associates
- Posted Speed Limits: Applying New Research to Old Roads
To earn your credits, you must view the session and complete the associated evaluation. Once your evaluation is completed, your certificate will be available in your ITE Learning Hub account.