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NCJ Number: NCJ 220014     Find in a Library
Title: Traffic Congestion Around Schools
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Nancy G. La Vigne
Corporate Author: Ctr for Problem-Oriented Policing (POP)
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2007
Page Count: 70
  Annotation: This guide describes the problem of traffic congestion around schools, identifies the factors that increase the risk of school traffic congestion, presents questions to assist in the analysis of this problem locally, and reviews responses to the problem as well as evaluation results from these responses.
Abstract: School-related traffic congestion is defined as "the overcrowding and blocking of streets on or near school property that is typically associated with car transportation of children to and from school." Although routes to and from school are examined as part of this problem, most of the guide focuses on traffic problems that occur in the immediate vicinity of the school. School traffic congestion is included as one of the "Problem-Oriented Guides for Police" because it poses a threat to the safety of the students, teachers, parents, residents, and motorists in and around school sites. The identification and discussion of factors that contribute to school-related traffic congestion address population trends and changes in transportation modes; physical design; and new schools, residential divisions, and changes in school assignment. One section of the guide identifies the various categories of stakeholders in the problem and discusses their roles in addressing it. These stakeholders include police, parents, students, teachers and school administrators, local residents, other commuters, the transportation and planning department, school bus companies, Parent Teachers Associations and school boards, school architects and landscapers, and neighboring businesses. Questions pertinent to problem analysis are then discussed, followed by a description of how to measure the effectiveness of responses to the problem. Some guidelines for responses to school traffic congestion focus on general considerations for an effective response strategy, specific responses (changing transportation modes and implementing drop-off, pick-up, and physical design measures), and responses proven to have limited effectiveness. 29 references and appended summary of responses to traffic congestion around schools
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Traffic monitoring ; Traffic control and direction ; Schools ; Problem-Oriented Policing
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005-CK-WX-K001
Publication Number: ISBN: 1-932582-82-7
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
Two Constitutional Square
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Type: Technical Assistance
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Problem-Oriented guides for Police Problem-Specific Guides Series, No. 50; downloaded February 28, 2008.
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