Road Diet


Road diet exampleA reduction in the number of through travel lanes within the existing roadway width in order to calm traffic, mitigate safety issues and obtain space to accommodate other modes of transportation. A road diet often consists of replacing two unnecessary through travel lanes (along a four lane two-directional roadway) with one center turn lane.


  • Effectively slows speeds
  • Improves visibility of pedestrians


  • Temporary striping can be used as a trial basis in such projects.