Webinar watch: The ins and outs of protected bike lane intersections

August 04, 2014

Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer

No puzzle in the world of protected bike lanes is tougher to untangle than the intersection. How do you make bikes visible to cars without forcing the two to mix uncomfortably?

Fortunately, the puzzle is being solved by street designers around the country and the world. Green Lane Project followers can get free access to a webinar this Wednesday that'll discuss the emerging best practices for high-quality intersection design.

  • Nate Rosenberry of Chicago will offer practical implementation and design tips for cities who are working on their first protected lanes. He'll cover his city's experience with the three types of mixing zones they've settled on, how they decided where to apply each treatment and why, and how the relevant institutions (the state DOT, MUTCD, AASHTO, NACTO) were involved.
  • Nick Falbo of Alta Planning and Design will discuss his concept for a "protected intersection" (described in the video above) a reframing and rearranging of Dutch design concepts for American streets.

The webinar, which will be recorded live from 3-4 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Aug. 6, is created by the Green Lane Project and the Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals. The base attendance cost is $85, but it's free to APBP members or anyone using the discount code GLW2014_StaffComp. You can learn more or register for the webinar here.

You might also be interested in our running tally of upcoming and past webinars about protected bike lanes.

The Green Lane Project is a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook or sign up for our weekly news digest about protected bike lanes. Story tip? Write michael@peopleforbikes.org. 

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