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traffic calming

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Roads
traffic calmingˈtraffic ˌcalming noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 British EnglishTTR changes made to a road to stop people driving too fast 🔊 Traffic calming measures have been introduced.
Examples from the Corpus
traffic calmingAccording to the state's traffic planning department, traffic calming had improved the economic performance of cities like Dusseldorf.Extend traffic calming measures in residential streets.Meanwhile, corner shop keeper Frank Allan has repeated a call for traffic calming measures in the surrounding alleyways.The simplest form of traffic calming used in Mainz is the re-organisation of parking.The point needs to be made too that although aesthetic benefits are welcome, the purpose of traffic calming has broader goals.They would like to see traffic calming ramps or even just more signs reminding drivers of the speed limit.
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