Traffic calming in St. Louis: Laughing at the Slay Balls : NextSTL

Headlines are quick hits from media outlets from Missouri and around the world. Follow the headline link for the full story. The source of this headline says:

Compton Avenue also would have less stress were there more north-south routes into the central corridor, but the city never developed many. Thence motorists place moderately heavy traffic on what routes are available. Again, the lack of central planning means that many people bought houses on Compton hoping for a peaceful residential setting, but the systematic nature of city streets means that they have no control over who drives down their street and in what vehicle (perhaps something that could be addressed by ordinance, insofar as commercial trucks are concerned). . . .

Closures are behavioral obstacles, but Slay balls are just behavioral switches, trying to control driver behavior.

MoBikeFed comment: The "Slay balls," named after long-time STL major Francis Slay, are a simple and inexpensive traffic calming device that is becoming more commonly used in St. Louis.

Share this: