Speed Cushions? Meet the New City Hall Speak for Speed Bumps

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I thought Matthew Van Dongen was joking when he used the term “speed cushions” to refer to speed humps. There was no way bureaucrat-speak had decided to spin speed humps as speed cushions.

Well, it turns out that yes, the City of Hamilton is calling speed humps “speed cushions”.

Van Dongen covers the transition from rubber speed humps to permanent concrete speed humps as the rapid proliferation of the traffic calming features means the City can’t remove them prior to each winter – and winter plows lift up and destroy the rubber humps.

Bonus points to TheSpec for embedding a map using the City’s open data showing the location and type of speed humps across Hamilton.

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