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TRIMIS

Methodology for the design and implementation of traffic calming systems

PROJECTS
Funding
Spain
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Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Project Acronym
MODETRA
STRIA Roadmaps
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
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Transport policies
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Background & Policy context

The MODETRA project studied and developed a methodology for the design and implementation of traffic calming systems.

Objectives

The project laid down a set of technical criteria on which a possible improvement of the proposed norms can be based. Thus, it was intended to systemise their use, optimising their effectiveness as traffic calmers, their economic impacts and their influence on traffic.

Methodology

The characteristics of existing devices and their influence in the environment were studied by conducting a number of experimental tests. The tests were used to define the parameters to take into account for the possible homologation of normative of these kinds of devices and to write a document of general recommendations of the related installations (distance, signalling, geometries, combination of systems, etc.) both for urban arterial roads and for local streets.

The effectiveness of these recommendations has been evaluated through the practical application in a municipality and in a pilot study.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
CEDEX (Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas)1; part of the Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructures
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)

Results

New systems of traffic moderation/calming were developed. 

The results of the project provide a tool for different administration to introduce traffic calming measure more effectively, in a rational, secure and acceptable way by drivers and other road users.

Partners

Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
€0
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

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