traffic-calming device

traffic-calming device

- Any device (e.g. a speed bump) or technique on or next to a road that is used to slow or restrict traffic, especially in residential areas.
See also related terms for technique.
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A raised bridge would connect the area to Binns Park and serve as a traffic-calming device.
In response to concerns raised by many residents, the traffic-calming device was severed from the enhancements.
Construction of a roundabout at Arkansas Valley and Pleasant Valley drives as a traffic-calming device is among the projects submitted by residents for consideration.
But Mike Parfit, whose company Cardiff Adbikes run City Cruisers - an alternative to rickshaws - said they used bus lanes where possible and were a natural traffic-calming device.
11 Swindon Borough Council is considering scrapping what kind of traffic-calming device?
Because you arrive at one of those traffic-calming devices which gives the other person right of way and, because your brain is fried, slightly misjudge the space you have to cross it and the other person, deeply affronted, screams abuse at you.
For years, concerned residents have asked the city to install traffic-calming devices. The mayor, City Council, city manager, even Rep.
Asking patients about whether their pain worsens while moving over the traffic-calming devices could help doctors diagnose the condition.
But it has narrow winding lanes, speed humps and other traffic-calming devices.
And finally, some traffic-calming devices can slow down or prevent the response of certain emergency vehicles.
City officials, called out to clear these illegal obstacles, knew a good thing when they saw one and began installing their own more sophisticated traffic-calming devices. The idea spread across Europe and Australia, and now has come to North America.
Through a UTC grant, researchers at the Southwest Region University Transportation Center at the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University evaluated various methods for controlling cut-through traffic in neighborhoods, including use of traffic-calming devices on neighborhood streets and improved arterial street operation.