Report: Strategies for improving pedestrian safety through low-cost traffic calming

Low cost fixes to calm traffic and enhance safety on municipal streets and state roads can be a great place to start, as they are likely to be adopted and completed sooner than more expensive projects, and can serve as catalysts for long-term change.

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Pedestrian Infrastructure: Strategies for improving pedestrian safety through low-cost traffic calming
Published August 2015
Prepared for Mass in Motion, an initiative of the MA Department of Public Health
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Low Cost Pedestrian Improvements

Low Cost Pedestrian Improvements  Pedestrian Infrastructure: Strategies for improving pedestrian safety through low-cost traffic calming. August 2015. Prepared for Mass in Motion, an initiative of the MA Department of Public Health

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BrooklineCAN Annual Meeting

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