Chokers

Office

  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022

Staff

  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Director/City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Deputy Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Assistant Director
  • Nefi Garza, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Luis Maltos, P.E.
    Interim Assistant Director
  • Paul Berry
    Chief Communications Officer
Curb Extensions: Chokers

Chokers are mid-block curb extensions that reduce the roadway width from curb to curb. They shorten the crossing distances for pedestrians and draw motorist's attention to pedestrians.

Chokers

Advantages

  • Narrows the roadway which may cause motorists to reduce their operating speeds
  • Provides parking refuge out of the traffic flow

Disadvantages

  • Curb realignment and landscaping may be costly
  • Some on-street parking may be eliminated
  • Bicyclists may briefly have to merge with vehicular traffic

Eligibility Considerations

  • Operating speeds are 35 mph or greater
  • Signs and vegetation must conform to the Clear Vision Area ordinance
  • Neighborhood Association Landscape Maintenance Agreement required If landscaping is included

 

Reduced Speed          

Enhanced Safety          

Reduced Volume          

Maintenance