The protected intersection continues the physical separation of cycle facilities, positioning cyclists prominently ahead of right-turn conflicts and creating safe, simple cyclist movements through intersections. This can be achieved without moving existing curbs, with modifications making the intersection more compact and organized.
The protected intersection enables cyclist turns to be safe, two-stage movements aligned with concurrent traffic flow. Motor vehicles are prevented from encroaching in the cycle facility while turning by curb barriers and corner refuge islands. Cyclists are better placed in the sightline of turning vehicles, decreasing sideswipe and right-hook conflicts.
The slight curve of the cycle lane at the intersection in this configuration reduces cyclist speeds, making it safer for all users. Pedestrians also benefit from this design, as more waiting space and protection from vehicular traffic are provided in the form of curb extensions.
- Corner refuge island
- Forward stop line
- Setback crossing by extending the curb