Choker or neckdown

Like a partial street closure, a choker narrows the mouth of an intersection. However, a choker does not just block one movement (either entering or exiting the intersection), but instead consists of a set of curb bulbouts which narrows the intersection to one lane, causing motorists to slow when entering or exiting.

Estimated cost: $5,000-$20,000 each depending on site conditions and desired landscaping.

Used for

  • Slowing vehicles at entry-point and mid-point along the street.
  • Improving safety for pedestrians and motorists at intersections; increases visibility and reduces speed of turning motor vehicles if designed correctly.
  • Encouraging pedestrians to cross at designated locations.
  • Preventing motorists from parking at corners.
  • Improving access for emergency responders and large vehicles to narrow streets that might be blocked by on-street parking.
  • Improving compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Improving public space.

 

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