Tools to Address Speeding and Traffic Volumes
Full Diagonal Diverters
These might adversely affect residents' access to their properties.
Gaps can be left for pedestrians and bikes.
Full or Diagonal diverters create a blockage from one corner to the diagonal corner of an intersection and effectively prohibit some turns and all through movements at an intersection. They are used to force traffic movements into a particular pattern to reduce volumes on selected streets.
Care should be taken to involve residents in the decision making process because full or diagonal-diverters can affect access patterns to residences.
Effectively reduces traffic volumes and speeds on certain streets. Gaps for pedestrians and bikes can be left.
- Reduces traffic speed.
- Reduces traffic volumes.
- Reduces cut-through traffic.
- Enhanced landscaping opportunities possible.
- May reduce access for emergency vehicles.
- Diversion to longer routes may cause inconvenience to and be opposed by affected residents.
- Not suitable on transit routes.
|Summary of Effectiveness|
|Streets to Use On Collector, Local||Local|
|Use on Bus Route||No|
|Use with Curbs and Gutters||Yes|
|Spot or Area-wide Use||Spot|
|Emergency Service Access Issues||Yes|
|Impacts on Arterials||Possible|
|Change in % Truck||Possible|
|Dependence on enforcement||Self-enforced|
|Level of Violation||None|
|Aesthetics and Landscaping||Possible|