Traffic Circles

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
Medians: Traffic Circles

Traffic circles are raised, circular islands that are used within intersections in residential areas in an effort to reduce vehicle operating speeds.

Traffic Circles

Advantages

  • Effective in reducing vehicle speeds and improving safety at intersections
  • Provides traffic calming devices for two or more streets

Disadvantages

  • Large vehicles may have difficulty negotiating the center island
  • Some on-street parking may be eliminated
  • Ineffective designs may impede emergency vehicle response time
  • May not eliminate left-turn cut-through violations

Eligibility Considerations

  • 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