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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


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

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