Speed Bumps

Speed hump

City Councils Considering Removing Speed Bumps to Reduce Air Pollution Should Slow Down

According to a report in The Telegraph, some U.K. cities want to use air pollution as a reason to remove speed bumps, Peter Walker argues this idea is ludicrous.

April 13, 2017 - The Guardian

Speed hump

Study Finds Speed Humps May Have a Pollution Problem

The forced slow-and-go caused by speed humps may have the unintended consequences of increasing the release of the tiny particles that have proven harmful to health within a concentrated area.

June 16, 2016 - The Telegraph U.K.

Speed Bumps Could Do More Than Slow You Down

A technology company in Maryland has developed a speed bump that captures the kinetic energy of the cars driving over it and sends it back into the grid.

November 1, 2011 - SmartPlanet

Virginia Speed Bump Leads to Neighborhood Activist's Murder

A Virginia man who rallied to have a traffic-calming speed bump installed on his street became the source of so much local controversy that a neighbor recently shot and killed him.

September 17, 2010 - The Washington Post

How To Design Your Own Speed Bump - In German

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.

April 2, 2010 - YouTube

America's Killer Roads

This oped takes on American street design and blames it for causing countless road injuries and deaths.

August 20, 2009 - The Boston Globe

Stymied by City, Community Installs Own Speed Bumps

Van Nguyen and six neighbors in the NewHolly neighborhood of Seattle weren't satisfied with the city's lack of action on the cars speeding through their community- so they installed speedbumps themselves.

August 18, 2008 - The Seattle Times

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