Traffic island


Traffic island

A traffic island can be a median strip, a strip in the middle of a road. It can also be a narrow strip between roads that intersect at an acute angle. Some traffic islands may serve as refuge islands for pedestrians. Traffic islands are often used at partially blind intersections on back-streets to prevent cars from cutting a corner with potentially dangerous results.

In parts of the United Kingdom, the term "island" is used as a synonym for roundabout.

It also is a Finnish band whose debut album is "Enough is Enough" [http://www.trafficislandmusic.com/]


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  • traffic island — traffic .island n a raised area in the middle of a road where people can wait until it is safe to cross …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • traffic island — traffic ,island noun count an area in the middle of a street where you wait until it is safe to cross …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • traffic island — ► NOUN ▪ a small raised area in the middle of a road which provides a safe place for pedestrians to stand …   English terms dictionary

  • traffic island — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms traffic island : singular traffic island plural traffic islands an area in the middle of a road where you can wait until it is safe to cross to the other side …   English dictionary

  • traffic island — noun a curbed area in a roadway from which traffic is excluded; provides safe area for pedestrians • Syn: ↑safety island, ↑safety isle, ↑safety zone • Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑roadbed …   Useful english dictionary

  • traffic island — a raised or marked off area between lanes of a roadway, used by pedestrians to get out of the flow of traffic, as a place for traffic signals, for separating lanes, etc. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • traffic island — noun A stretch of raised concrete in the middle of a roads used to prevent drivers from driving into oncoming traffic or private roads. Syn: refuge …   Wiktionary

  • traffic island — small surface in the middle of a road, intermediary stop for pedestrians crossing the street; division between opposite lanes of traffic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • traffic island — noun a small raised area in the middle of a road which provides a safe place for pedestrians to stand and marks a division between two streams of traffic …   English new terms dictionary