VIDEO - Protected Intersections for Cyclists
This video is shared from the Protected Intersections for Bicyclists website. The author, Nick Falbo, explains that the concepts presented in the video are exploratory and experimental, but judging from the material provided on the site it might be more accurate if the words "in North America" were added. This appears to follow the standard Dutch design in a North American setting.
Here is the Dutch logic for designing the intersection in this manner that explains why it is better for all road users, including drivers:
Falbo lists the following concerns:
- Intersection capacity implications of added bicycle signal phases.
- Non-MUTCD compliant signalization schemes, such as the leading bicycle interval.
- Truck turning requirements for freight movement.
- Bicyclist deflection at corner islands and impacts to operating speed.
- Interaction between bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Pedestrian deflection at crossings.
- Considerations for pedestrians with disabilities.
It will be interesting to see how these develop as his site matures.