Diagonal Diverter Extensions

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
Street Closures: Diagonal Diverter

Diagonal diverters are barriers placed diagonally across an intersection, blocking through movement; they are sometimes called full diverters or diagonal road closures. These types of street closures are most appropriate for neighborhood areas with grid network streets where cut-through traffic is a significant problem.

Diagonal Diverter

Source: http://ladotbikeblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/anatomy-of-a-bicycle-friendly-street-diverters/



Advantages

  • Maintains full pedestrian and bicycle access
  • Reduces the volume of vehicles

Disadvantages

  • Reduces access options for local residents and emergency services
  • Reconstruction of corner curbs may be necessary
  • Local street drainage may be impacted
  • Requires approval of the entire neighborhood

Eligibility Considerations

  • Cut-through traffic should represent 25 percent or more of the total daily street volume
  • 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