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Akron Speed Tables

Speed Table Expansion

The city of Akron and the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) are expanding a program to reduce speeds on residential streets throughout Akron using temporary safety control measures called speed tables. Speed tables are raised areas placed across the roadway designed to physically limit the speed at which a vehicle can traverse it. Like a speed hump/bump, it extends across the roadway. Unlike a speed hump/ bump, a speed table has a long enough flat top to accommodate the entire wheelbase of most passenger cars.  Speed tables have shown to be an effective tool to reduce vehicle speeds on low traffic corridors. Public involvement and data collection will be performed to study the program’s success. 


If you would like to submit your street for consideration for a future speed table in 2022, please submit it here.

Akron Speed Tables Submission

Akron Temporary Speed Tables were installed the week of August 31, 2020.

Two locations were identified for the pilot project:

Edgewood Ave North of Euclid Ave (one table installed)

Schocalog Rd North of Stockbridge Rd (two tables installed)

Final Report – Temporary Speed Table Evaluation

Media

Akron Speed Tables Press Release

Fox 8 News story

News 5 Cleveland story

Socially Good TV video

The pilot program was a success. AMATS Temporary Speed Table Evaluation documents the findings and conclusions from the program in 2020. Thank you for your comments!