Traffic calming incorporates engineering design and management strategies that balance vehicular traffic on streets with other uses. Engineers explore and implement traffic calming techniques that lessen the impact of motor vehicle traffic by slowing it down, or literally "calming" it. The goals of traffic calming projects may include:
Enhancing quality of life Creating safe and attractive streets Promoting pedestrian, cycle and transit use Helping to reduce the negative effects of motor vehicles on the environment
Silvertrail Drive between Boschertown Rd and Saddleridge Drive
Matt Seggerman Project Manager 636-949-3237
Current Project Activities
Traffic Calming options being considered include: Chicane, Choker and Speed Limit Pavement Legends
Resident input will be gained through an online survey between July 21 & August 10, 2016
Survey results will be tabulated the week of August 15th and posted to this page
The Silvertrail survey was completed on 8/10/2016. The survey was open for a total of 23 days and 38 (of the 149 invited) residents participated equal to a 26% response rate. Respondents skipped no survey questions.
50% of respondents think speeding is an issue in their neighborhood. 34% do not see this as an issue
92% of respondents think 25 MPH is an acceptable speed limit for Silvertrail Dr.
76% of respondents consider the streets in their neighborhood safe and walk-able. 18% disagree
47% of respondents do not believe traffic accidents or near misses occur frequently. 26% believe accidents and near misses occur frequently
58% do not want a traffic calming feature added to Silvertrail Drive. 42% of respondents would like a traffic calming feature added to Silvertrail Dr
38% of respondents would like a chicane added to Silvertrail Drive
50% of respondents would like speed limit pavement legends added to Silvertrail Drive. Another 50% do not want speed limit pavement legends added to Silvertrail Drive
26% of respondents would like a choker added to Silvertrail Drive
26% of respondents would like a choker and speed limit pavement legends added to Silvertrail Drive
These results will be presented at the next Street Committee meeting.
Choker - is a curb extension that narrows a street by extending towards the center of the roadway. The remaining street cross-section consists of two narrow lanes.
Chicane - is a series of two or more staggered curb extensions on alternating sides of a roadway. The horizontal deflection causes motorists to reduce speed.
Pavement Paint Speed Limit Legend - is a painted speed limit legend on the roadway adjacent to posted speed limit signs.
Choker and Pavement Paint Speed Limit Legend - this option incorporates adding painted speed limit legends on the roadway adjacent to posted speed limit signs and a choker to narrow the roadway.