Traffic calming is a system of design and management strategies that aim to balance traffic on streets with other uses.

The tools of traffic calming follow a different approach than treating the road only as a channel for vehicles passing through at the highest possible speed. They include techniques aimed at reducing the impact of motor vehicle traffic by slowing down or literally “calming down” traffic. This contributes to creating places of human size and an environment friendly to people on foot.

One of the strategies of traffic calming is widening sidewalks and narrowing streets and traffic lanes.

Although traffic calming techniques have many positive effects on traffic safety in cities, narrowing roads and other related measures can restrict vehicle access to individual facilities. In these cases, it is very useful to perform a sweep-path analysis of different vehicles.


WEBINAR – Swept path analysis of ambulances, intervention, and other utility vehicles in hard-to-reach city areas

15. September 2020  |  11:00 AM Central European Time (CET)

Attend our webinar to learn how CGS Labs’ Autopath software can be used to quickly verify swept path analysis of ambulances, fire trucks, refuse collection vehicles and other commercial vehicles in narrow city streets, access roads and garages.

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