Raised Pedestrian Refuge Island


  • 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


  • 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.
    Assistant Director
  • Paul Berry
    Chief Communications Officer
Medians: Raised Pedestrian Refuge Island

Raised pedestrian refuge islands are located in the center of a street. The island allows the pedestrian to cross the street in two stages.

Raised Pedestrian Refuge Island


  • Reduces pedestrians' crossing distance
  • May reduce the speed of vehicles
  • Allows the pedestrian to cross the street in two stages


  • May impair access and encourage wrong-way traffic if blocking driveways
  • Some on-street parking may be eliminated

Eligibility Considerations

  • Requires sufficient street width
  • High pedestrian volume


Reduced Speed          

Enhanced Safety          

Reduced Volume