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Medians: Median Islands

Median islands are raised landscaped areas located in the center of a roadway in the middle of a block. Median islands narrow the travel lanes and separate opposing traffic flows.

Median Island



Advantages

  • May reduce the speed of vehicles as motorists travel around the median

Disadvantages

  • Some on-street parking may be eliminated
  • May require right-of-way acquisition

Eligibility Considerations

  • No more than one travel lane in each direction
  • Signs and vegetation must conform to the Clear Vision Area ordinance
  • Neighborhood Association Landscape Maintenance Agreement required if landscaping is included

 

Reduced Speed One Star   Reduced Volume No Star
Enhanced Safety One Star   Maintenance Three Star

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