"Traffic Calming" is
best described as self-enforcing measures concerned with reducing excessive
amounts of traffic in built-up areas, providing more space for pedestrians
and cyclists, therefore, improving safety (and reducing or even eliminating
crashes and conflicts), and enhancing the surrounding environment.
This can be achieved by
reducing the speed of vehicles, and deterring the volume of traffic by
making it difficult to pass through. Traffic Calming measures can be
applied to whole areas, individual streets, mixture of both (known as "Area
Wide Traffic Calming"), town centres, villages, car parks, main arterial
There are a variety of
differing techniques that can be used, however, not every measure will have
the same result to each location.
CKG offers expert advice to the Design, Consultation and
Implementation of Traffic Calming techniques. These include: