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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Installation of traffic calming features and measures to promote speed limit compliance for vehicle speeds on local streets.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove wants local councils to remove the traffic calming measures to reduce pollution.
However Anneliese Hutchinson, service director for Development, Transport and Public Protection at Gateshead Council, said: "There is a huge un met demand for speed humps and other traffic calming measures, particularly from parents concerned about the safety of their children.
Abu Dhabi: Streets within residential districts in the capital will be fitted with traffic calming measures over the next two years in a bid to make them safer for other road users.
TRAFFIC calming measures have been installed at Longley Road, Almondbury, after six years of campaigning by Newsome councillors and residents.
Riverside resident Layton Preece dragged a metal-frame bed onto Ninian Park Road in Cardiff in protest at what he said was a lack of traffic calming measures in the area.
Southbank is now a school entrance and the council has still not put in any traffic calming, even though it is regularly used as a rat run.
In November 2001, the eThekwini Council Executive Committee introduced a traffic calming intervention to reduce speeding and excessive through volumes on roads not designed for that purpose.
RESIDENTS can have their say on traffic calming measures in Flint.
TRAFFIC calming measures could be brought in to stop cars speeding through a residential Stockton estate.
TRAFFIC calming measures are set to be introduced in a village.
MOTORISTS won't get the hump when they drive through a Welsh village if an unusual type of traffic calming goes ahead.

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