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    Retrofit of exsiting subdivisions - street trees

    Can anyone think of examples of communities that have programs to install bulbouts (intersection and mid-block) and street trees (not necessarily full-fledged tree lawns) in existing neighborhoods that have roll-over curbs.

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    Many urban neighborhoods have placed bulb-outs, chicanes, serpintines, etc in for traffic calming. Look in first ring, older neighborhoods around urban areas. I will give a place to start, Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, FL. Good luck.
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    What is a "roll-over" curb? I assume "mountable"?

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    "mountable," "roll-over" - who knew traffic engineering could be so smutty?...

    Yes, these are the same thing.

    As far as examples, you might try this plan: www.kitchener.ca/king_street_master_plan.html for the city of Kitchener California. They talk about retrofitting much of the area to be more pedestrian friendly and might have examples for bulbouts in areas with existing roll-over curbs. Regardless, their bulbouts, neck-downs, and other traffic calming strategies all seem to emphasize roll-over curbs (its a great way to implement narrower streets but still satisfy the concerns of fire departments who may need to get large vehicles into smaller spaces). If you can make it new, you can retrofit it as well. I don't see any logistical problems that would make this unfeasible.

    What in particular are you looking for? If you have a more specific question, people might be able to give you more substantial answers.
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