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traffic island

n.
A raised area over which cars may not pass, placed at a junction of thoroughfares or between opposing traffic lanes.

traffic island

n
(Civil Engineering) a raised area in the middle of a road, designed as a guide for traffic and to provide a stopping place for pedestrians

traf′fic is`land


n.
a raised or marked-off area between lanes of a roadway, used as a safety island, for separating lanes, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traffic island - a curbed area in a roadway from which traffic is excludedtraffic island - a curbed area in a roadway from which traffic is excluded; provides safe area for pedestrians
island - a zone or area resembling an island
roadbed - a bed supporting a road
Translations
جَزيرَة مُرور
dopravní ostrůvek
trafikø
umferîareyja
cestný ostrov
orta kaldırım

traffic island

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traffic

(ˈtrӕfik) noun
1. vehicles, aircraft, ships etc moving about. There's a lot of traffic on the roads / on the river.
2. trade, especially illegal or dishonest. the drug traffic.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈtrafficked
to deal or trade in, especially illegally or dishonestly. They were trafficking in smuggled goods.
ˈtrafficker noun
a usually illegal or dishonest dealer. a trafficker in drugs.
traffic island
a small pavement in the middle of a road, for pedestrians to stand on on their way across.
traffic jam
a situation in which large numbers of road vehicles are prevented from proceeding freely.
traffic lights
lights of changing colours for controlling traffic at road crossings etc. Turn left at the traffic lights.
traffic wardenwarden
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Construct new access ramps, traffic islands and pedestrian refuge traffic islands.
But now Kirklees Council crews have turned up and shut Queen Street South to carry out work on traffic islands.
The immediate vicinity of road junctions and traffic islands, where vehicles are usually moving slowly anyway, seem favoured spots.
How to Get to SuperShuttle at Boston Logan: Term A: Exit Door A 102 and cross two traffic islands to meet your van Term B1: Exit Door B104 on arrivals level and follow the pedestrian crosswalk into the parking garage to meet your van.
Term E: Please exit Door E 104 Cross two traffic islands to meet your van.
5 municipal election, a federal court judge has bolstered a pair of city ordinances aimed at ensuring public safety around rotaries and traffic islands.
Some years ago I proposed putting replica models of some of the products of the city's factories on the traffic islands along Phoenix Way.
Nor were things eased by imbecile motorists who jumped traffic lights and blocked junctions, snarled up traffic islands by leaving no room for other drivers to pass or thought the best way to stop their wheels spinning on an icy road surface was to hammer their accelerators to the floor.
Thousands of fruit trees will be planted in parks and public areas and even some traffic islands will be turned into mini-allotments.
Until April 27, the junction will be shut so traffic islands can be remodelled.
TWO traffic islands and two bus stops gave the motorist in Low Fell something to think about in July 1964.
This morning I sat at the Wellhouse and Hallhill and New Edinburgh Road junction where the use of traffic islands and four independent sets of lights led to huge tailbacks.