Protected Intersections for Bicyclists by Nick Falbo on Vimeo.

This video gives many of the best practices for protecting bicyclists. There are a lot of good ideas here, and we hope to see many of these implemented all across the country.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.

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Ryan Countryman

Thanks for posting the video! I think it does a great job of showing an ideal design for a downtown area intersection. It would be interesting to also see some best practices illustrated for types of locations. What are the best practices for combining cycling with different car traffic volumes and speeds?

The Urbanist

There’s actually quite a lot of interest and opinions on this. Perhaps one of the best places to start if you want to dive into design and engineering of roads with less traffic would be here:

http://seattlegreenways.org/resources/design-guidelines/

This group also provids this as an interesting analysis as well:

http://seattlegreenways.org/wp-content/uploads/00-Mode-Goals-Tools-Table-2.pdf

We hope to do more posts in the future on these types of topics.