Posts Tagged ‘traffic calming’

Feedback Loop

August 23, 2013

Theory says that drivers are more likely to keep to the speed limit when they are reminded of their true speed. The police often use temporary ‘Speed limit….Your speed is…..’ radar controlled speed limit signs on roads where speeding is prevalent but permanent radar controlled speed limit signs are not very common in the USA unlike some other countries. Some objections center around cost and the addition of more street furniture. Here’s a photo of a simple and neat radar speed limit sign installation that could be more widely used. I believe these could be installed as one of the first traffic calming measures where high speeding levels have been documented.

Peter Partington

August 2013

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Children Playing on Public Roads

June 13, 2013

Here’s a link to an interesting idea in the UK. Of course if residential roads are well designed or retrofitted with traffic calming, parents might not feel the need to prohibit traffic.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10114137/Council-to-close-roads-to-allow-children-to-play-safely.html