School Traffic Control Plans
The traffic control plan at Mason Elementary School in Georgia includes improvements to the signing as well as crosswalk and pavement markings.
A comprehensive traffic control plan can help create a balanced roadway environment to accommodate the needs of all modes of transportation, be it by foot, bicycle or motor vehicle. A traffic control plan is a map of a school campus and the adjacent street system marked with proposed engineering improvements to increase the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.
Putting It Into Practice: Traffic Control Plan
Park Elementary School, Marin County, CA
Schools in two communities in Marin County, California developed comprehensive traffic control plans to increase the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians traveling to school.
Park Elementary, Marin County, CA.
The schools mapped typical routes that students used to walk and bicycle to school and proposed safety improvements along those routes. The schools used this analysis to apply for and receive funding to complete suggested improvements. One map proposed a new signing and striping plan for a local elementary school. It lays out proposed signing and pavement marking measures, taking into account many streets surrounding the school.
The traffic control improvements in Marin County, in conjunction with SRTS encouragement activities, have led to an increase in the number of students walking and bicycling to school, as well as an increase in carpooling.
For more information about this story visit the 2004 PedSafe Guide "Safe Routes to School Program” Marin County, CA, case study.