Reference Documents

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Below is a list of reference documents and Websites related to TAC activities.

Arlington Complete Streets Policy and Guidelines

TAC Speed Regs Summary - BoS Final 020817

Moving Together: Getting Around A-Town

A series of articles on transportation news and issues around Arlington, addressing all ways of getting around town. Produced in collaboration with the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee and Walking in Arlington.

New Flashing Beacon - Mill Street at Minuteman Bikeway [PDF]

Pilot Pedestrian Flag Program a Success [PDF]

Luxury Travel - reading, chatting and exercise while someone else drives (June 2012) [PDF]

Traffic Laws that You May Have Forgotten (March 2012) [PDF]

Travel Nicely: Mind Your Transportation Manners (January 2012) [PDF]

Holiday Gifts for Active Transportation (December 2011) [PDF]

Nighttime Visibility for Cyclists and Pedestrians (November 2011) [PDF]

Working Hard for You - Street Trees in Arlington (October 2011) [PDF]

Public Transit in Arlington (September 2011) [PDF]

Designing Streets for All of Our Users (August 2011) [PDF]

Get on Your Bike, and Do What You Like (July 2011) [PDF]

Things will Change on July 15th 2011, Walking and Driving Safely to the Library (June 2011) [PDF]

Making Your Trips More Uneventful (May 2011) [PDF]

Traffic Calming & Pedestrian Safety

Federal Highway Administration: Traffic Calming Measures (06/12/2002) [PDF]

Institute of Transportation Engineers web site on traffic calming 

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Traffic Calming Handbook (January 2001) [PDF]

City of Cambridge web site. Contains information on their traffic calming programs

Portland, Oregon's Traffic Calming program

Ewing, Reid and Kooshian, Charles. Traffic Calming Measures: What, Why, Where, How. [PDF]

Ewing, Reid and Kooshian, Charles. U.S. Experience with Traffic Calming, ITE Journal, August 1997 [PDF]

Federal Highway Administration. A Review of Pedestrian Safety Research in the United States and Abroad, (January 2004) [PDF]

Castellone, J. Anthony and Hasan, Muhammed M. Neighborhood Traffic Management - Dade County, Florida's Street Closure Experience, ITE Journal, (January 1988) [PDF]

McCourt, Ransford S. Survey of Neighborhood Traffic Management Performance and Results [PDF]

Federal Highway Administration: Roundabouts - An Informational Guide (June 2000) [PDF]

Stopping Sight Distance Baystate Roads Program Local Technical Assistance Program (Tech Note #35 - 2004) [PDF]

Alternative Transportation

Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse, a joint project of the Federal Highway Administration and Rails-to-Trails conservancy.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)


Safe Routes to Schools program

Federal Highway Administration page on pedestrian and bicycle safety

Harvard School of Public Health publication

Pushing the Design Boundaries: Walk, Bicycle, In-line Skate & Jog

Design Innovations for the Built Environment

by Anne Lusk, PH.D. and Jonathan Harris

November 2005

Transportation Planning

Boston Metropolitan Area Planning Council's Sustainable Transportation Parking Toolkit

Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division web site, including a few traffic volume counts

Central Transportation Planning Staff. (the Boston area metropolitan planning organization)

Web site for the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Other Reference Material

Kay, Jane Holtz Asphalt Nation - How the Automobile Took Over America, and How We Can Take It Back, Crown Publishers, 1997 (available at Robbins Library)

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