Protected Intersections Gaining Attention

As cities increasingly move to make streets safer for all users, intersections often remain as the last challenge to be addressed. Increasingly, “protected intersection” designs adapted from Europe are gaining favour. This article from the Toronto Star describes the design elements, with a link to an educational video. Read more here.

Author: Alan Medcalf

Alan is a post-corporate, volunteer, community builder living in Brockville, Ontario. He seeks to create sustainable lifestyle advantage for the community by creating opportunities for more people to choose to walk and to ride bikes. He promotes the health, social, environmental and economic benefits of active mobility.

2 thoughts on “Protected Intersections Gaining Attention”

  1. Very interesting! I wonder how they deal with privately owned shopping centres and “Power Centres”.

    1. Hi Bob – where there is a privately owned property with access onto a public street, the municipality can stipulate the design of that access. Where the design elements fall on the private property, adherence to the design and assumption of the cost can be stipulated as a condition of granting the street access.

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