2021 Diverter Test Feedback
City of Saint Paul tested a traffic calming technique on East 6th Street, in which a diagonal diverter was temporarily placed in the intersection of East 6th Street and Bates Avenue from April to May 2021.
The diagonal diverter directed eastbound traffic on 6th Street coming from the Interstate 94 exit ramp onto Bates Avenue towards 7th Street and directed westbound traffic on 6th Street onto Bates Avenue towards 3rd Street. Directional signage indicated the changes and directed traffic onto East 7th Street.
An online survey was used to collect feedback from residents. The online survey was opened two weeks after the diverter was placed to ensure users had an opportunity to get used to the diverter and traffic patterns were adjusted.
Summary of online survey: