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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Traffic calming measures will include mini-roundabouts, new medians and the removal of speed humps along Buice Road in the Pinewalk subdivision.
There are no plans to introduce traffic calming measures on aChesterroad after residents raised concerns over speed.
Cycle lanes have also been put forward as an option for the road, designed to be "beneficial both for traffic calming and as a provision in support of active travel".
The petition also claimed that the local authority has failed to follow the Department for Transport's guidelines in that there is no clear evidence of speeding and there hasn't been consideration of the risks or other types of traffic calming.
An Airdrie councillor is reiterating his previous calls for the introduction of traffic calming on a busy Petersburn route.
Some people want Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) council to introduce traffic calming measures before there is a fatality.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove wants local councils to remove the traffic calming measures to reduce pollution.
Anneliese Hutchinson, 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.
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.
The main purposes of traffic calming strategies are to reduce the speed of vehicles and the amount of nonlocal traffic volume entering residential streets [4].

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