protected intersections

TriMet wants to build protected intersections at three locations in east Portland

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 24th, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Graphic of proposed design for SE Division and 162nd shown by TriMet this week.

Staff working on TriMet’s Division Transit Project dropped a bit of a bombshell at the end of an advisory committee meeting earlier this week: They plan to build protected intersections at SE 122nd, 148th, and 162nd.

Protected intersections are a big deal. They are considered the safest way to handle bicycle traffic at what’s typically considered the weakest link in a safe facility. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 43% of urban cycling fatalities occur at intersections.
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Biking through Vancouver BC’s protected intersection

Madi Carlson by on February 19th, 2019 at 11:07 am

Separated bike lanes, curb bulbs, so much green paint!
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

— Madi Carlson is our Family Biking columnist.

It’s been three years since I visited Vancouver, Canada (with my cargo bike via BoltBus) and while I was very impressed with the bike infrastructure back then — it’s even better now. The most notable new thing was a protected intersection. [Read more…]

City of Portland considering protected intersections, bike-only lanes for West Burnside project

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 19th, 2016 at 2:22 pm


Proposal from City of Portland for changes to West Burnside, 18th, 19th, and SW Alder. Green color shows new bikeways.
(Image: Kittelson & Associates, Inc.)

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Here are six locations where Portland could create protected intersections

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on February 10th, 2016 at 10:58 am

West Burnside & 3rd

West 3rd Avenue at Burnside Street.
(Images: Nick Falbo)

The local street planner who created the “protected intersection” concept has come up with six sketches of where it could be done in Portland.
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Portlander’s ‘protected intersection’ concept gets first on-street demo (in Minneapolis)

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on June 19th, 2014 at 9:16 am

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A temporary “protected intersection” at Open Streets MPLS June 8.
(Photos courtesy Alta Planning and Design)

A Portland planner’s concept for a way to almost completely eliminate bike-car conflicts from American intersections got its first road test in Minneapolis this month.

Bikeways for Everyone,” a Blue Cross Blue Shield-funded, Minneapolis-based advocacy coalition with a goal to build 30 miles of protected bike lanes by 2020, invited Nick Falbo of Alta Planning and Design to create a one-day demo at Open Streets MPLS, the city’s version of Sunday Parkways.

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Portland designer/planner unveils ‘protected intersections for bicyclists’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 19th, 2014 at 11:54 am

Portland-based urban planner and designer Nick Falbo’s latest project aims to expand the benefits of protected bike lanes — places where people can ride with physical separation from auto traffic — all the way to intersections. Falbo calls them “protected intersections” and he’s launched a website and new animated video to help spread the idea.[Read more…]