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Curb Extensions: Chokers

Chokers are mid-block curb extensions that reduce the roadway width from curb to curb. They shorten the crossing distances for pedestrians and draw motorist's attention to pedestrians.



  • Narrows the roadway which may cause motorists to reduce their operating speeds
  • Provides parking refuge out of the traffic flow


  • Curb realignment and landscaping may be costly
  • Some on-street parking may be eliminated
  • Bicyclists may briefly have to merge with vehicular traffic

Eligibility Considerations

  • Operating speeds are 35 mph or greater
  • 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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