Speed Table


Speed tables provide a vertical pavement change that raises the wheelbase of a vehicle to achieve speed reductions. Speed tables incorporate a flat-topped “table” area which provides for a relatively gentle transition. The flat-topped area is sized to accommodate the most typical vehicle wheelbase (usually a passenger car), but can be extended to accommodate other vehicles if desired. Speed tables may accommodate pedestrian crossings.


    Potential for reduction in midblock travel speeds by between 4 and 9 mph, according to ITE.


    Causes discomfort for all drivers.

    Increases noise and air pollutions.


    Residential streets (midblock).

    Commercial streets (midblock).

    Mixed-use developments.

    Downtown areas.