When transportation planners and traffic engineers reroute traffic by closing outlet roads, residential neighborhoods can bear the brunt. Neighborhood streets, which were formerly safe for families and children, become dangerous thoroughfares as vehicles speed through to make up for time lost by the detour. When solving one traffic problem, sometimes transportation planners do not anticipate other problems that may arise as a direct or indirect result of the changes they implement.
When traffic patterns are changed–and untested thoroughfares are affected–portable traffic calming solutions can be an integral solution to keeping communities safe. Radarsign driver feedback signs are mobile enough to be used and transported to multiple locations when flexibility is a priority.
Charlie Robeson: Radarsign® Co-founder & Director of Sales and Marketing