Intersection Curb 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
Curb Extensions: Intersection Curb Extensions

Curb extensions assist pedestrians crossing at intersections, by narrowing the width of the street.

Intersection Curb Extensions

Advantages

  • Improves pedestrian safety by shortening crossing distance
  • Creates protected on-street parking bays
  • Reduces the speed of turning vehicles, especially for right turn movements

Disadvantages

  • May slow right-turning emergency vehicles
  • Some on-street parking near the intersection may be eliminated
  • Bicyclists may briefly have to merge with vehicular traffic
  • VIA bus stops may be impacted

Eligibility Considerations

  • Wide streets where significant pedestrian crossings occur
  • 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