Evaluation of plant selection for traffic calming on residential streets in Tucson, Arizona

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Title:
Evaluation of plant selection for traffic calming on residential streets in Tucson, Arizona
Author:
Showalter, Darlene Denise
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Since 1992, Tucson, Arizona has installed seventy-eight traffic circles in residential areas as part of a Neighborhood Traffic Management Program and sixty-seven of these circles contain plants. Plants are included in traffic calming installations because they generally improve visibility and visual quality of these installations. Species selection may directly influence effectiveness of plants in these functions. The intent of this study was to evaluate plant selection in established traffic circles, in Tucson, Arizona to determine their success relating to safety, visual quality and maintenance criteria. The total population was inventoried and each circle was ranked according to how well criteria were met. The results of this study indicate that plant selection met maintenance criteria in most cases but often did not meet criteria for safety and visual quality.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Landscape Architecture.
Degree Name:
M.L.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Stoltz, Ronald R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of plant selection for traffic calming on residential streets in Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorShowalter, Darlene Deniseen_US
dc.contributor.authorShowalter, Darlene Deniseen_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSince 1992, Tucson, Arizona has installed seventy-eight traffic circles in residential areas as part of a Neighborhood Traffic Management Program and sixty-seven of these circles contain plants. Plants are included in traffic calming installations because they generally improve visibility and visual quality of these installations. Species selection may directly influence effectiveness of plants in these functions. The intent of this study was to evaluate plant selection in established traffic circles, in Tucson, Arizona to determine their success relating to safety, visual quality and maintenance criteria. The total population was inventoried and each circle was ranked according to how well criteria were met. The results of this study indicate that plant selection met maintenance criteria in most cases but often did not meet criteria for safety and visual quality.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLandscape Architecture.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitecture, Landscape Architecture and Planningen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorStoltz, Ronald R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1417102en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b44830609en_US
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