Slowing Down Traffic for Safer Streets

Project Manager Dan Ference has over a decade of experience in transportation projects. Over the past three years, he has worked with the City of Pittsburgh as an embedded consultant and project manager, planning and overseeing elements of the City’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program. Dan works with residents, emergency responders, city staff, and other stakeholders to determine if city streets are eligible and to plan what the best method of traffic calming is called for. With Dan’s contribution’s, the city has installed speed humps in over a dozen neighborhoods throughout the city. We have also helped to plan and oversee the installation of speed cushions and speed tables. Similar to speed humps, speed cushions have cutouts for emergency vehicles. Speed tables have a wider depth and tend to be beneficial on streets with bus routes.

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Traffic Data Collection

SB Thomas uses Houston Radar counters to collect traffic data for the City of Pittsburgh. This reliable data is used to gauge qualifying requirements for traffic calming projects, such as volume and speed. Post-installation data is also collected to measure the effect of traffic calming devices. Our data has shown that speed humps have reduced speeds by up to 40%, making the area safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists alike.

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Other Traffic Engineering Services

Project Management experience in:                                         

  • Pavement Markings
  • Sidewalk Repairs
  • Traffic Signage
  • Bike Lanes
  • Traffic Circles
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