How the Dutch design traffic intersections. They’ve used this design with great success for decades, apparently. Brilliant. 

This addresses some of the most common ways that cyclists are hit by cars: the left hook, and the right hook. More on this soon. I’d really like to create a follow-up comic to How to Fix a Flat where I explain how to avoid the most common types of accidents that cyclists have. What do you think?

Related: the Portland Bureau of Transportation recently did a study about people’s attitudes towards cycling. 60% of Portland residents are “interested and concerned.” They are potentially winnable, and could be converted to cycling, but their #1 concern is safety when mixing with cars (rightly so). Offering separated, protected bike lanes, and designing intersections like the one you see in the video above could greatly increase ridership.

Notes

  1. maggiemorrow reblogged this from fixpert
  2. pausert said: You may have seen this, but here’s an article on Portland’s arguably less effective manner of dealing with this issue: www(.)portlandmercury(.)com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2012/10/16/city-finds-bike-boxes-may-actually-increase-crashes
  3. fixpert posted this