Let's Slow Things Down

December 05, 2010

Applying the principles of NCHRP 613 Guidelines for Selecting Speed Reduction Treatments at High Speed Intersections

The Bend office of Kittelson & Associaties, Inc. (KAI) recently held an interactive workshop on the principles of NCHRP 613 – Guidelines for Selecting Speed Reduction Treatments at High Speed Intersections. Brian Ray, of KAI, was the Principal Investigator (PI) on this project and he led the discussion for a packed audience in Bend. The guidelines include information about effects of speeds and the conditions that may contribute to undesirably high speeds at intersections. He shared background on the guidelines development, described the range of included treatments, reviewed the treatment implementation process framework, guided attendees through Guidelines case studies, and illustrated how these concepts have been applied at project locations in Central Oregon. A PDF of Brian’s presentation is listed below for your reference.

NCHRP Report 613

If you are interested in more details about this important research topic and how it might apply to work you are involved with, you can contact Brian Ray at (800) 878-5230 or click on his name below to email him directly. We also welcome your experience, insight, and questions and encourage you to provide a comment in the section at the end of this post.

About the Presenter

Brian Ray
Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR

Brian encompasses more than 25 years’ experience in multi-modal transportation planning, traffic engineering, and contextual roadway design. He has performed location design and engineering evaluations for a variety of corridor studies and environmental impact review documents across the United States. He has completed a variety of planning projects for rural and urban roadways that have included location studies and long-range transportation system plans. He specializes in applying a systems approach in developing multimodal solutions for a given project context. Brian chairs the Transportation Research Board’s Geometric Design Committee and is actively engaged in national operations, design, and safety research.

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