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Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections

Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections
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Research shows that crossing islands help reduce vehicle speeds in intersections and provide refuge space for pedestrians to cross halfway, wait for a break in the traffic, and then continue across.

"Center island narrowings are raised islands located on the centerline of a street that narrow the travel lanes at that location. They are also called mid-block medians, median slow points, or median chokers. They often are nicely landscaped to provide visual amenity and neighborhood identity."

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Mid-block Crosswalks: City Place, West Palm Beach, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
City Place has one of the nation's most attractive crossings, with lots of pavers, palm trees and other architectural details. Chicanes on both sides of the road create a tropical island for crossing pedestrians.
Crosswalks: Toucan Crossings, Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
At these half-signal concept Toucan Crossings in Tucson, AZ, motorists stop for short periods to allow bicyclists and pedestrians highly efficient crossings. A pedestrian island, sometimes covered, forces cars to turn right, while allowing safe crossing for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Intersection: Brighton, Michigan
Brighton, MI
Large intersection with medians, pork chop islands. New design reduced crashes 60%.
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Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections
South Orange, NJ
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Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections
Maitland, FL
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Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections
Ft. Pierce, FL
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Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections
Olympia, WA
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Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections
Bellevue, WA
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Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections
East Lansing, MI
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Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections
Kirkland, WA
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Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections
Aabenraa
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Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections
Berlin
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Crossing Islands / Channelized Intersections
Palo Alto, CA
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