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New Resource Link on Website

October 4, 2010

America Walks has added a new resource link on traffic calming to its website. 

As anyone who has tried to cross a busy highway on foot or avoid fast-moving cars while walking from the parking lot to the front door of a store understands, it can be dangerous for pedestrians and automobiles to coexist. Realizing this danger, urban planners and other designers of infrastructure are increasingly turning to traffic calming, a technique that usually incorporates a variety of physical objects to change the behavior of drivers and improve safety conditions for pedestrians, bicyclers, and others not using a automobile of some kind.

Check out the America Walks Resource Page under “Links,” then “Traffic Calming” for a “Guide to Traffic Calming.”