Archive for December, 2012

Traffic Calming Kidney

December 17, 2012

Here’s an interesting way to overcome some of the objections from the emergency services to traffic calming. An article by Garcia and Moreno in Asfalto discusses the use of a traffic calming measure called a speed kidney in Valencia, Spain.

http://www.asefma.es/modules/mastop_publish/files/files_50603c1ddabee.pdf

A speed kidney offers drivers the choice of deviating and slowing from a straight path or crossing a raised section of roadway similar to speed hump operation.

On a practical level some expertise would be required to construct these which might make them expensive.

Anyone in the USA want to try them?

December 2012

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Photo from Asfalto [www.proas.es]
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