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Tools of Traffic Calming
In practice, traffic calming takes many forms. It can include very simple measures such as planting trees or installing signs. More sophisticated traffic calming projects have introduced physical measures that force motorists to slow down.
Such physical measures can be very successful when complemented with police enforcement and educational outreach. All measures in the end have the same purpose, which is to make the streets safer and more livable, and to reduce unsafe driving.
For more information on the physical tools of traffic calming, visit http://www.ite.org/traffic/tcdevices.htm. This page has a comprehensive list of the types of traffic calming measures currently available.
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