Raised crosswalks bring a crosswalk from street level to sidewalk level. The roadway slopes on each side to meet the raised crosswalk. Raised crosswalks improve visibility of pedestrians, reduce speeds, and eliminate ponding at curb ramps, which is especially beneficial for people with mobility and vision impairments. Raising a crosswalk may impact existing drainage and parking.
Effectively slows speeds
Improves visibility of pedestrians
Self-reinforces parking restrictions at corners and improves sight lines
Preserves curb radius, accommodating emergency responders and other larger vehicles that need more space to make turns
Impacts drainage system
Impacts emergency vehicle speeds
Must be signed and marked to give advance warning to drivers