Raised intersections bring an entire intersection from street level to sidewalk level. The roadway slopes on each side to meet the Intersection. Raised intersections improve visibility of pedestrians, reduce speeds, and eliminate ponding at curb ramps which are especially beneficial for people with mobility and vision impairments. Raised intersections may impact drainage and parking and are more expensive to build than raised crosswalks.
Effectively slows speeds
Improves visibility of pedestrians
Self-enforce parking restrictions at corners, improving 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