Animated Traffic Calming: The Chicane

<p>A 24-second stop-motion animation illustrating a chicane, an inexpensive and effective way to get drivers to slow down on your neighborhood street.</p>
January 19, 2008, 5am PST | naparstek
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"In the shortest and, perhaps, sweetest Streetfilm ever, Elizabeth Press perfectly illustrates a chicane which is a sequence of bump-outs that force drivers to slow down and drive a more circuitous route along a straight, wide street. An added side benefit, chicanes also create more sidewalk space to be used for benches, tables, plantings and street furniture."

"The word chicane comes from the German word schikane, meaning harassment."

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Published on Thursday, January 17, 2008 in Streetsblog
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