Methods to Reduce Traffic Speed in High Pedestrian Areas (HPA)

A Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) Project

In December 1999, the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) awarded the Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE) a research project to evaluate the impact of speed reduction strategies in high pedestrian areas in rural counties of Minnesota.  In January 2000, we received a letter from the LRRB requesting:

  1. Additional study sites of high pedestrian areas
  2. Extension of the study period.  CTRE originally proposed to complete the work in one summer season. This proposal covers two summer seasons.  (We are willing to extend the time farther if required to accommodate construction schedules.) 
  3. Collaboration with the University of Minnesota Human Factors Research Laboratory (HFRL) to validate their simulator work on techniques to reduce motorist speed.  The simulation of the Tofte, Minnesota, road design is of special interest.

On March 15, 2000, CTRE submitted a revised work plan and budget to the LRRB.  The work plan and budget were approved on that date. The LRRB subsequently asked for a list of deliverables and an estimate of costs by task.


Dennis Kroeger, Technical Support
Transportation Research Specialist
Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE)


Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Last Updated: July 18, 2000

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