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We strongly encourage you to educate yourself on the pros, cons and effectiveness of each device by looking at www.trafficcalming.org or doing your own web research. However, very basic definitions of possible options are listed below.
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Traffic Calming Devices
Neckdowns and Chokers: curb extensions that reduce the width of the roadway from curb to curb. At an intersection, they are called neckdowns, and at a midblock location they are called chokers.
Chicanes: curb extensions that alternate from one side of the street to the other, forming s shaped curves. They can also be used to create alternat parking spaces.
Traffic Circles: Raised islands, placed in intersections, around which traffic circulates.
Center Island Narrowing: Raised island in a midblock location
Roundabout: like a traffic circle but with splitter islands at each approach, a yield sign at each approach, and crosswalks set back away from the circulating lane.
Speed Humps: rounded raised areas placed across the roadway.
Speed Tables/Raised crosswalks: flat-topped speed humps often constructed with brick or other textured materials on the flat section. Raised crosswalks are speed tables with crosswalk markings and signage to channelize pedestrian crossings.
Volume Control Devices
Full Closures: Barriers placed across a street to completed close the street to through-traffic, usually leaving only sidewalks open. Allow pedestrian and bicycle access.
Half Closure: Half closures are barriers that block travel in one direction for a short distance on otherwise two-way streets.
Diagonal Diverters: Barriers placed diagonally across an intersection, blocking through movements and creating two separate, L-shaped streets.
Median Barriers: Islands located along the centerline of a street and continuing through an intersection so as to block through movement at a cross street.