Traffic Calming

Traffic calming is a term used for installing speed humps, speed tables, traffic circles, or any other road feature that has the intent of slowing traffic on a given road. By slowing traffic, a safer environment is created for pedestrians and cyclists who share the road.  

Traffic calming can also be installed to deter drivers from using a residential road to shortcut around busy intersections.
In the City of Abbotsford, we use two forms of traffic calming, vertical deflection and horizontal deflection.

Vertical Deflection

Horizontal Deflection

Frequently Asked Questions

Traffic Calming Procedure