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CNU Report on Emergency Response & Street Design, 2009

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CNU, fire marshals, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are working together to create connected networks of traditional streets that work equally well for pedestrians, traffic, and emergency response access. Learn how these streets save lives, improve... read more »

CNU Report: Street Design, The International Fire Code, 2012 and Beyond

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  In  recent  years,  new  urbanists and  firefighters  have  discovered both  common  interests  and  shared challenges  in neighborhood  street design. The  ... read more »

"Urban Sprawl and Delayed Ambulance Arrival in the U.S."

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This study published in the November 2009 edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine definitively links suburban sprawl development with longer emergency response times. Authors Matthew J. Trowbridge, MD, Matthew Gurka, PhD, and Robert E. O'Connor, ... read more »

Fire Code amendment: No traffic calming measures without fire marshal's OK

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On Oct. 26, 2009, the International Fire Code Committee unanimously approved a proposed fire code amendment that would prohibit traffic calming devices "unless approved by the fire code official." Download the proposed amendment and reason statement here. ... read more »

CNU's proposed International Fire Code amendments

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The Emergency Response & Street Design Initiative team developed a proposed amendment to Section 503 of the International Fire Code and a proposed new appendix to the code, and submitted them to the International Code Council on June 1, 2009. This is part ... read more »

Traffic Calming Tech Sheet

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Exploring ways to slow traffic speeds, reduce cut-through traffic and traffic-related noise, improve asthetics of the street, and increase safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles. ... read more »

CNU Report: 2005 Transportation Summit

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A report of topics from the November 2005 CNU Transportation Summit in Kansas City, Mo. Date:  2/1/2006 ... read more »