The hot new theme among city planners and traffic engineers are bumps in the roads and streets that say “Slow Bump’. The erroneous euphemism that describes these auto hazards is ‘traffic calming’.
That is terribly wrong. If I am human and similar to other humans in autos, these bumps are ‘asphalt inflammatories’. I get furious because I am trying to get somewhere. These are malicious impediments intended to slow me down at the expense of bicycle riders who are already going much slower.
This urban planning bias towards bicycles is downright evil. Evil is when a person or group deliberately harms a vulnerable person or group. The people who need autos and can’t ride bicycles include older people, invalids, families with children and people with high stress demanding work.
Years ago 1997, I measured the increase in stop signs versus the increase in autos and traffic in San Francisco. Stop signs increase perpetually and slow down traffic everywhere for no rational reason and with no rational limit. It is evil because it creates lawlessness.
Traffic bumps are just the new ;stop sign' version of government malice. Only good for bicyclists and no one else.
So screw your traffic calming.