Urban Planner Nick Falbo designed the Protected Intersection for American roads.  Inspired by the Dutch Junction, they include refuge islands, forward stop bars, setback crossings, and cycle-friendly signal phasing.  This design is safe enough for everyone.  Watch the video to see for yourself why we love it!!


There are currently four protected intersections in the United States:

  Davis

Davis

  Austin

Austin

  Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

  Chicago

Chicago


There are also two in Canada:

  Vancouver

Vancouver

  Montreal

Montreal


In November 2014, Mountain View City Council gave the thumb's up for two protected intersections when they approved the Shoreline Corridor Study:

Montecito at Shoreline Boulevard:

And Middlefield Road at Shoreline Boulevard:

Not only will those intersections help Googlers and Microsoft employees get to work, but they will also help students get to school safely at Crittenden Middle School, Theuerkauff Elementary School, and Stevenson PACT Elementary School.  We're not sure when they will be built, but we can't wait!!!


For the urban planners in your life, here is a white paper on protected intersections by Alta Planning + Design:

Lessons Learned: Evolution of the Protected Intersection