Neighborhood Pace Cars help calm traffic

The LessTraffic web site has an interesting idea for making neighborhoods more walkable and bicycleable:
Pace Car drivers pledge to drive within the speed limit, stop to let pedestrians cross, walk when they can, and do something to their car to make others smile. They turn their car into a 'mobile speed bump'. (One that gets out of the way of emergency vehicles!). When enough people join, traffic is effectively calmed city-wide. Pace Cars calm drivers rather than streets.

The Pace Car is now operative in many cities.
Springfield is currently using the Neighborhood Pace Car idea to help with a newly lowered speed limit in one area of the city.

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