traffic calming

traffic calming
traffic calming UK [ˈtræfɪk ˌkɑːmɪŋ] US [ˈtræfɪk ˌkɑmɪŋ] noun [uncountable] british
methods of slowing down traffic, for example by building raised areas across roads
Thesaurus: traffic movements and traffic jamshyponym

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ˈtraffic calming f66 noun uncountable (BrE)
ways of making roads safer, especially for people who are walking or riding bicycles, by building raised areas, etc. to make cars go more slowly
 
Word Origin:
[traffic calming] 1980s: translation of German Verkehrsberuhigung.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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