Establish vehicle operating speeds to decrease crash severity.
Countermeasures for strategy 6 were identified in the following categories.
Encourage use of target speeds that consider pedestrians, land use, and the roadway context (e.g., a target speed of 35 mph or less on arterials). Other examples are to provide design flexibility guidance for techniques to reduce operating speeds on surface streets; encourage use of tree-lined medians, bicycle lanes, and safe and attractive pedestrian crossings and walkways; and support use of traffic calming for local streets.* Action Plan
Target speeds—all users*
Design new roadways for a target speed appropriate for the adjacent environment and safety of all users rather than for a design speed intended to maximize motor vehicle speeds.* Action Plan