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Friday, 5 August 2016
A few days ago I tweeted about how speed bumps are used in the UK as a band-aid on streets which should have no through traffic. This perhaps requires a little more explanation.
No-one likes speed bumps
Speed bumps are unpopular everywhere. There are claims that they delay emergency services, even that they can injure some people transported by ambulance. Speed bumps cause damage to cars and lead to drivers slowing down to cross the bump before accelerating, which increases exhaust emissions and noise pollution. What’s more, speed bumps are very unpleasant to cycle over and can cause danger to cyclists.