Curb Extensions

Some articles on curb extensions, extension, curb:

Traffic Calming Measures - Engineering Measures
... Measures include speed humps, chicanes, curb extensions, and living street and shared space type schemes ... Curb extensions (also called bulbouts) which narrow the width of the roadway at pedestrian crossings Chokers, which are curb extensions that narrow ... Pedestrian refuges again can provide horizontal deflection, as can curb extensions and chokers ...
Curb Extension - Design, Advantages and Disadvantages
... Some curb extensions are built with the bike lane passing through (making the extension an island, separated from the main sidewalk by a narrow bike lane) ... One study has found that pedestrians crossing at curb extensions have to wait for fewer vehicles to pass before a motorist yields to allow them to cross ... Poorly designed curb extensions can pose a hazard to cyclists, as they force cyclists from their position at the road side (or in a roadside bike lane) into the narrowed ...
Walkability - Community Planning
... Curb extensions decrease the radii of the corners of the curb at intersections ... Curb extensions calm traffic and decrease the distance pedestrians have to cross ... On streets with parking, curb extensions allow pedestrians to see oncoming traffic better where they otherwise would be forced to walk into the street to see past parked cars ...

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