Course Summary:

Solving Neighborhood Traffic Problems

Course #N315
May 15-17, 2012
Pyle Center*,  702 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin
Course Fee: $995
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Update your understanding of residential neighborhood street design concepts, including current approaches that reduce traffic problems in existing neighborhoods. You will hear from leaders of mature residential traffic control programs, see residential traffic control devices in the field, and try your hand at several problem-solving cases adapted from real life situations. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe a variety of residential land use and street patterns and their expected effects on neighborhood traffic problems
  • List typical non-traffic characteristics of residential neighborhoods that impact the implementation of traffic control techniques
  • Select appropriate traffic studies and other techniques to identify and quantify the nature of a neighborhood traffic problem
  • Apply appropriate traffic control and calming techniques to reduce traffic problems and increase the livability of existing neighborhoods
  • Describe a variety of existing traffic calming and traffic control devices in use based on their first hand observation
  • Explain typical difficulties and details of implementing a neighborhood traffic control program and how those might be overcome


  • Understanding how neighborhood characteristics, street patterns, and land use give rise to a variety of traffic concerns and problems
  • Selecting the appropriate traffic engineering tools to investigate, identify, and quantify neighborhood traffic problems
  • Applying the most appropriate measures in the traffic engineering tool kit to address traffic concerns in the following situations:
    • Residential neighborhoods
    • Urban and suburban main streets
    • Rural main streets
  • Considering the implications of typical neighborhood traffic problems on subdivision and street design standards
  • Taking an extensive field trip to view a wide variety of residential traffic calming and control devices contained in the tool kit
  • Comparing several effective, mature neighborhood traffic control programs in order to identify the basic elements of a successful neighborhood traffic control programs


  • Public works directors and engineers
  • Police officers with traffic safety responsibilities
  • City and regional planners
  • City administrators and their assistants
  • Local government officials and their staff
  • Planning and engineering consultants


By participating in this course, you will earn 21 Professional Development Hours (PDH) and 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU). Learn more about PDH, LU, CEU and state licensing boards.

General Information

Fee Covers Notebook and other course materials, break refreshments, lunches and certificate.

Cancellation Policy If you cannot attend, please notify us by May 8, and we will refund your fee. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows are subject to a $150 administrative fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.

Accommodations We have reserved a block of guest rooms (rates starting at $89, including breakfast, private airport taxi (a $30 value), parking, and appetizers, desserts and a beverage in the Chancellor's Club each evening) at Campus Inn, 601 Langdon Street, Madison, WI. Reserve a room online at Campus Inn or call 800-589-6285 or 608-257-4391 and indicate that you will be attending this course under group code 119213. Room requests after April 23 will be subject to availability. Other fees and restrictions may apply.

We have reserved a second block of guest rooms (rates starting at $89, including expanded continental breakfast and free wifi) at Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street, Madison, WI. Reserve a room online at Lowell Center or call 866-301-1753 or 608-256-2621. Room requests after April 17 will be subject to availability. Other fees and restrictions may apply.

Course Location This course will be held at Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI. 608-262-1122

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How to Reach Us

Call 800-462-0876 or 608-262-2061 and ask for:
Program Director Stephen T. Pudloski, P.E. (bio)*

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