Snow – Nature’s Traffic Calming

The recent heavy snowfall in the North East USA provided a natural demonstration of traffic calming and specifically how much excess roadway space is part of ‘standard’ road designs.

Here’s a link to an article from Wired magazine. It should be required reading for all traffic and highway engineers and designers.

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/sneckdowns-the-hidden-urban-design-lesson-in-winter-storm-jonas/?mbid=nl_12616

Peter Partington

January 2016

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