Protected Intersections Provide Safe Refuge For City Cyclists [Video]

Protected Intersections Provide Safe Refuge For City Cyclists [Video]
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Urban planner Nick Falbo's bike lane design includes a corner refuge island to protect cyclists when they turn at another street.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 24 february 2014

Cyclist safety continues to be a major concern in urban cities, especially in the US where more and more cities are installing protected bike lanes on their streets. Although protected bike lanes, which place a physical barrier between cyclists and cars, are safer than traditional bike lane concepts, the safety these bike lanes provide disappears at intersections, where the physical barrier between bikes and cars do not exist.

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