A speed cushion is a modular traffic calming device for public roads. The cushion aims to slow vehicle traffic and reduce the risk of accidents. Speed cushions are commonly used in town and city-type areas.
Unlike speed ramps speed cushions are longer from front to back and won't be be as high. This won't reduce traffic speed as severely but will allow traffic to flow where needed. This makes them ideal for cities and towns where there is frequent emergency vehicle traffic.
A speed cushion is used to slow traffic to a reasonable speed while allowing for a steady traffic flow. Use speed cushions to allow HGVs and emergency vehicles to proceed through without hindrance. A speed table will also serve a similar purpose but can also double as a pedestrian crossing in for urban environments.
Why use a modular rubber speed cushion?
Use a modular rubber speed cushion because -
- They can slow vehicle traffic to approximately 30 mph
- They are perfect for towns and cities
- They are cost-effective in relation to concrete and tarmac options
- They are easily replaced if damaged
- They include integral hi-vis markings for safety
Made from 100% recycled rubber the XPT London Speed Cushion System provides excellent traffic calming. The highly durable design makes them ideal for city and town areas.
Another excellent option is the XPT- Berlin Speed Cushion. The rubber design of the cushion is UV resistant and perfect for long term use. The non-slip surface conforms to European SRT48 standards and is ideal for all vehicle types.
Unlike speed humps, speed cushions slow regular vehicle traffic but allow larger vehicles like ambulances & fire trucks to pass through easily. Road cushions are usually installed to leave gaps between each one, allowing emergency vehicles and HGVs to pass through without being affected by the bump.
A modular road cushion can typically be installed in 2-3 hours. Once bolted down the cushion is ready to use immediately.
Speed cushions will generally slow vehicle traffic to 25-30km/h. Speed cushions are less severe than speed bumps and allow for a better traffic flow in urban settings, especially where public transport and emergency vehicles are concerned.