traffic calming


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traffic calming

n
(Civil Engineering) the use of a series of devices, such as bends and humps in the road, to slow down traffic, esp in residential areas

traffic calming

- The deliberate slowing of traffic in residential areas, with speed bumps or other obstructions.
See also related terms for traffic.
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Green Party Group Leader Clr Andrew Cooper said: "It has been a long battle getting this traffic calming installed on Longley Road.
With funding from the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, the Town of Middlebury is seeking consultant services to complete a Middlebury Traffic Calming Study.
Traffic calming features are complementary to the council's strategy of introducing 20mph zones at schools, in residential areas and within communities.
Following Hamid's death almost 200 people signed a petition calling for traffic calming measures on the busy road.
A petition has been ongoing for years to put traffic calming measures into Evenlode, but despite numerous accidents, some of which have involved children, there has still been no action taken by the council.
The traffic calming initiative was accompanied by other road safety control support measures, including speed restrictions and road signage, the introduction of road safety education in the primary school curriculum and the employment of 'lollipop men' at some schools to assist at pedestrian crossing points.
Following the resurfacing of Brushwood Avenue, Greenbank Drive and Hillside Way, Flintshire County Council is now considering an alternative traffic calming scheme as it is not intended to replace the original humps.
Grangefield Labour councillors Carol and Mike Clark were already calling for action on speeding before the near-miss, and have welcomed the new traffic calming plans.
Flintshire Council chiefs have finally indentified the area, which is one of the main commuter routes for workers at nearby Airbus in Broughton, as being appropriate for traffic calming measures.
The proposal comes hot on the heels of a row in north-east England where residents are furious that a long campaign for traffic calming has resulted in painted speed bumps on their South Tyneside road.
The council says although residents want traffic calming methods, they don't want permanent speed bumps.
The research, carried out among 500 drivers by vehicle management company Lease Plan, looked at their attitudes towards the various traffic calming measures incorporated on UK roads.

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