Pop-Up Meeting Follow-Up
Q: What is the purpose of the curb extensions/bump-outs?
The primary purpose is to improve safety for pedestrians crossing the road. The extensions decrease the distance to cross the road, and therefore reduce the time a pedestrian is in conflict with vehicular traffic. The narrower street width also serves to constrict motor vehicle traffic, causing them to slow down when approaching the intersection and evaluate their surroundings for other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
Q: As a driver, what should I do when I drive around them?
To understand the full effect permanent curb extensions would have, consider the delineators as concrete curb and gutter. If a vehicle drives over them or hits them, it would be the same as if it drove over the curb.
Q: Has the City considered how buses will be able to move through these narrowed intersections?
The City is seeking feedback from Edina Public Schools Transportation Services, and will be reviewing traffic camera footage of buses and large vehicles moving through the intersections. This feedback and analysis will be included in our final report and considering as part of our final recommendation.
Q: Are there places in Edina where curb extensions like these have been installed?
There are 3 locations in Edina where examples of curb extensions can be found:
If you haven't yet had a chance to complete the online survey, it will be open through the end of the day Friday, October 4. Test 2 will last through Friday, October 4, at which point the delineators will be removed and the intersections will return to their normal condition. Another Pop-Up Meeting will be held Monday, September 30 from 2-3 p.m. at the same location.