University of Wisconsin–Madison

Don’t Give Up at the Intersection: Designing All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Crossings

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Most vehicle-bike conflicts occur at intersections, making intersection design a critical component of streets that are safe for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. This guide provides recommendations regarding protected bike intersections, dedicated bike intersections, minor street crossings, and signal phasing strategies. These tools can reduce turning speeds, increase the visibility of people bicycling, and clarify right of way at intersections.

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