It struck me that most people, me included, don't know what the options are for traffic calming and knowing the options might help people decide which ones are most appropriate for a given situation. There are several general classes, including laws (speed limits), signage, and physical modifications to the road. I decided to look around Bethesda and start inventorying different physical traffic calming structures I found.
|Concrete islands are placed on the sides of the road to artificially narrow Ewig Drive near Fernwood Road.|
|One of the many ways the county tries to slow traffic down is by artificially making the street narrow in places. This bump in is at the corner of Greentree and Hempstead.|
|A raised crosswalk is bit like a speed bump but much longer. It makes crosswalks stand out a bit more to cars. This is on Beech Avenue near the YMCA.|
If you know of any others, let me know in the comments. Include a street name if possible so people can see for themselves how they work.