Traffic Calming

A Smart Growth America report put the spotlight on Orlando and the entire state of Florida as leading the nation in pedestrian deaths per capita. NPR investigate what is being done to lose the infamous title.
Jun 16, 2014   NPR
A German homeowner is frustrated with the traffic in his neighborhood, so he designs and installs his own speed bump for his street. While there are no English subtitles, the pictures and sounds illustrate the directions and results all too well.
Apr 2, 2010   YouTube
Very snowy holiday greetings from Finland, everyone!  While here visiting my in-laws and friends, I wanted to take a quick moment and share an interesting observation about the way Finns handle the incessant layers of snow that blanket their chilly winter country.  It seems that aside from limited access highways and some primary arterials, the Finnish standard for snow treatment is to plow to a reasonable depth, but not worry too much about an inch or two of snow base layer covering streets.  Some streets get sand treatment as well, but salt is used very, very sparingly. Opinion
Dec 31, 2009   By Ian Sacs
Would you slow for beige? Planners in San Francisco hope so, as they plan to differentiate sections of Market St. where they'd like traffic to slow down with 'frappuccino'-colored asphalt.
Sep 24, 2009   The San Francisco Chronicle
This oped takes on American street design and blames it for causing countless road injuries and deaths.
Aug 20, 2009   The Boston Globe
The Virginia Department of Transportation is painting zig-zag lines in the middle of traffic lanes in an effort to get motorists to slow down as they near a bike trail and pedestrian path.
Apr 22, 2009   WTOP
<p>Optical illusions painted on the streets of Philadelphia are being tested out as a method for getting drivers to slow down.</p>
Jun 21, 2008   Telegraph
We all know there's a lot of planning going on around the world. Much of it is poor, short-sighted and generally just no good. Opinion
Mar 21, 2008   By Nate Berg
<p>This video from <em>StreetFilm</em> shows the extensive traffic calming efforts taken by one beach community in Australia.</p>
Mar 19, 2008   Streetsblog