Silvertrail Traffic Calming

Project Description


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


Project Location


Silvertrail Drive between Boschertown Rd and Saddleridge Drive

Contact Information


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

 

​Survey Results

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. 

Proposed Options


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.

choker

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.

Chicane

Pavement Paint Speed Limit Legend - is a painted speed limit legend on the roadway adjacent to posted speed limit signs.

Pavement Markings

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.

Choker and legend paint