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Speed enforcement detection devices

Scientifically Supported

Use devices such as speed cameras, radar, etc. to enforce speed limits; devices can be permanent fixtures or be used manually by law enforcement officers

Housing and Transit  ·  Community Safety

Traffic calming

Scientifically Supported

Modify the built environment to affect traffic speed and patterns via speed bumps, pedestrian refuge islands, roundabouts, etc.

Housing and Transit  ·  Community Safety

Walking school buses

Scientifically Supported

Arrange active transportation with a fixed route, designated stops, and pick up times when children can walk to school with adult chaperones

Housing and Transit  ·  Diet and Exercise

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Some Evidence

Provide assistance to low income families to make their homes more energy efficient and to permanently reduce their energy bills

Housing and Transit

Zoning regulations for land use policy

Scientifically Supported

Use zoning regulations to address aesthetics and safety of the physical environment, street continuity and connectivity, residential density and proximity to businesses, schools, and recreation, etc.

Housing and Transit  ·  Diet and Exercise