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Raised Crossings

What are raised crossings?

  • Raised crossings are a special case of speed tables. They are speed tables placed at pedestrian crossing locations. A speed table is a raised area of roadway that is intended to slow traffic. Most motorists slow to 30 - 35 km/h to traverse a speed table. Raised crossings are elevated to a height that matches the adjacent sidewalk and are flush with the curb at each end.

Photo of raised crossingWhat is the purpose of raised crossings?

  • Raised crossings serve a dual purpose. They are usually used in combination with speed tables or speed humps, and the overall intent is to allow the driver to travel the entire roadway at a rate of speed that is at or slightly below the posted speed, i.e. a safe constant travelling speed. Additionally, they can create a more visible crossing for pedestrians.

How big are raised crossings?

  • 80 mm (3 inches) high
  • 6 m (20 feet) long

Photo of raised crossingWhere are raised crossings used?

  • They are used in combination with other traffic calming devices such as speed humps or speed tables, and are typically used at places where there are high pedestrian volumes crossing the road.

How much do raised crossings cost?

  • about $20,000

Please go to the Speed Tables page to find out more.