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BBC article on creative vigilante traffic calming

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  • Cody B.
    Found via BoingBoing.net: Driving the argument home ... A campaign is under way to lower speed limits to 20mph
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2005
      Found via BoingBoing.net:

      Driving the argument home
      <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4459056.stm>

      --- begin quote ---
      A campaign is under way to lower speed limits to 20mph in urban areas,
      but what's going to make drivers slow down? A bossy road sign, a hump
      in the road or a three-piece suite parked in the road?

      There's no reason that traffic calming should be boring or without a
      sense of humour, says children's author and traffic campaigner, Ted
      Dewan.

      And using his Oxford residential street as a test laboratory, Mr Dewan
      has been working on more creative ways to reduce traffic speed. [...]

      These type of 'DIY traffic-calming happenings' are described by their
      creator as 'roadwitches' and have included an 11-feet high rabbit, a
      big bed (for a sleeping policeman), a Casualty-style fake crash scene
      for Halloween and the setting up of a living room in the middle of the
      road.
      --- end quote ---

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