Are there drawbacks to traffic calming?

Yes. Police, fire and ambulance response times will be slowed. Some designs bring pedestrians, parked vehicles and bicyclists in closer proximity to moving cars, which may increase safety risks.

Slower vehicle traffic could create traffic back-ups. Not all drivers will navigate the obstacles designed to slow their speed. And roadway alterations require construction costs.

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1. What is traffic calming?
2. What is the point of traffic calming?
3. How does traffic calming slow vehicular traffic and discourage drivers from using certain roads?
4. Does traffic calming work?
5. Are there drawbacks to traffic calming?
6. Is traffic calming popular?