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School and Playground Areas and Zones: Guidelines for Application and Implementation (2006)


School and Playground Areas and Zones: Guidelines for Application and Implementation is a uniform set of guidelines to cover school and playground areas and zones, as well as the application of traffic control devices for them.  This publication:

  • Reviews current practices and existing warrants used in Canada for the application and implementation of school and playground areas and zones;
  • Provides direction for practitioners to objectively assess the need for school and playground areas and zones using sound principles and a transparent, repeatable process; and
  • Provides direction on the proper implementation of school and playground areas and zones, including the selection and location of the signs and pavement markings relative to school and playground properties, as well as for various road classifications.


The Guidelines, which are applicable in both rural and urban areas and to large and small road jurisdictions, are aimed at engineers and practitioners who require a tool to help them decide where school and playground areas and zones may be considered, to prioritize the locations with the greatest need and to implement them effectively.

The Guidelines publication is intended to be one objective tool for assessing the need for school and playground areas and zones. Road jurisdictions will also want to consider other factors such as stakeholder concerns, sound engineering judgment and local procedures or policies, when considering the use of school and playground areas and zones as a traffic safety tool. The Guidelines are intended to support and supplement TAC’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC).

Disponible en français : Aires et zones scolaires et de terrains de jeux (2006)

 


Topic:Traffic operations and management
Focus Area:Safety, Design and Operations
Publication code: PTM-SCHOOL-E
Pages: 78
Publication year: 2006
Media type: ebook, print
Publication type: National Guidelines
Publication date: October 20, 2006
Member price: $69.00
Regular price: $99.00