Curb Bumpout

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A curb bumpout is an extension of the curb along a sidewalk that extends into the roadway, creating a small area that accepts stormwater runoff from the sidewalk and street, and manages the stormwater as a rain garden would. Because a curb bumpout works much like a rain garden, it may provide the same nonstructural strategies and TSS removal objectives as a rain garden. However, curb bumpout does not currently appear in the NJ BMP manual. When located at intersections, bumpouts can improve the appearance of your development project by creating a highly visible, attractive looking streetscape. When located at intersections, bump-outs can help slow traffic and improve pedestrian safety by reducing the street crossing distance and by providing a barrier for pedestrians waiting at cross walks.

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