Evaluation of speed hump program in the City of Omaha

Michael N. Gorman, Massoum Moussavi, Patrick T. McCoy

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Abstract

For the past 5 years, the City of Omaha has been installing speed humps on residential streets to reduce speed and volume of vehicular traffic on those streets. The speed humps are constructed across the full width of the roadway and are 4 in. high and 12 ft. long. In 1986, the City of Omaha began to receive many complaints from citizens opposed to the construction of speed humps. In addition, the Fire and Police divisions of the Public Safety Department had raised very unsettling questions about the affect of speed humps on emergency response vehicles. In October 1986, the Mayor's Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (MTSAC) requested the city traffic engineer to place a six-month moratorium on the installation of any new speed humps and to take that time to study the ones already in place. This report summarizes the results of the study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-32
Number of pages5
JournalITE Journal (Institute of Transportation Engineers)
Volume59
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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