Traffic planners and policy makers in many countries rush to install protected bike lanes. But when the buffer ends at the intersection, people on bikes are spit back out into space for vehicles, resulting in a confusing and stressful remixing of traffic modes that all too often ends in collisions.
Protected intersections will be the new gold standard for cycling safety. These type of crossings are modeled after typical Dutch road junctions and extends the physical barrier of the protected bike lane into the intersection, creating a clear and safe, continuous path of travel for all modes.
Protected intersections have four main design elements: a corner refuge island, a forward stop bar for cyclists, a setback bicycle and pedestrian crossing, and bicycle-friendly signal phasing.
Source Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXJIZ5xLzaM / The Angry Architect
Written on: Nov, 18 2016
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