Traffic calming study released

Date: October 25, 2018

The City of Bath recently received results of a Traffic Calming Study on Richardson Street and Western Avenue. After the implementation of the temporary calming measures in the area, the comparison between the “before” and “after” data collection indicates that there has been an overall trend of both speed reduction and traffic volume reduction on the connector roads between Route 1 and High Street.

Traffic Volumes and Speeds

 

 

Before Implementation

After Implementation

Richardson Street

 

 

Estimated AADT*

2617

2309

85th Percentile Speed

27 mph

23 mph

Mean Speed (Average)

24 mph

20 mph

Western Avenue

 

 

Estimated AADT

1713

1629

85th Percentile Speed

29 mph

23 mph

Mean Speed (Average)

25 mph

20 mph

Cottage Street

 

 

Estimated AADT

464

434

85th Percentile Speed

21 mph

19 mph

Mean Speed (Average)

18 mph

16 mph

Elsinore Avenue

 

 

Estimated AADT

98

122

85th Percentile Speed

19 mph

17 mph

Mean Speed (Average)

16 mph

9 mph

The City is scheduled to host a Public Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium to evaluate effectiveness of the temporary traffic calming treatments and receive feedback on temporary installation.

For more information, including the full report, visit www.cityofbath.com/Richardson-Western-Traffic-Calming. A hard copy of the study will be available for review in the City Manager’s Office.

*AADT – Annual Average Daily Traffic