Speed Tables & Raised Crosswalks

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
Speed Humps: Speed Tables/Raised Crosswalks

Speed tables are flat-topped speed humps that covers the entire width of the roadway. When outfitted with crosswalk markings and signage, the speed table becomes a raised crosswalk.

Speed Tables and Raised Crosswalks

Source:http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/program-tools/how-can-you-slow-down-traffic



Advantages

  • Raised crosswalks improve safety for both pedestrians and vehicles
  • Effective in reducing vehicle speeds

Disadvantages

  • May increase noise
  • Local street drainage may be impacted

Eligibility Considerations

  • The street segment must be primarily a residential street or provide access to abutting residential properties
  • Street must not have more than one lane of travel in each direction
  • Speed limit must be 30 mph
  • Documented operating speeds must be at least 35 mph or higher
  • Minimum traffic volume of 500 vehicles per day
  • Should only be placed at mid-block crossing locations
  • The street segment must not be so close to a San Antonio Fire Department facility that it significantly interferes with emergency vehicle operations

 

Reduced Speed          

Enhanced Safety          

Reduced Volume          

Maintenance