Protected intersections consist of kerb extensions that reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians, encourage vehicles to slow down when turning, and improve sight lines where vehicles intersect with cyclists. Pedestrians and cyclists are protected from the motor vehicles by kerbs.
Guidance from the Netherlands
Guidance from VicRoads
VicRoads Traffic Engineering Manual Vol. 3 Part 2.16 recommends a protected design:
Two protected intersections have been built on Moray Street at Dorcas and Coventry Streets.
Intersection at Moray / Dorcas. Image credit: Nearmap.
Proposal for Albert / Lansdowne Street
VicRoads are working with the TAC and the City of Melbourne to trial a protected intersection at the intersection of Albert and Lansdowne streets.
Proposal for Swan / Church Street
Learn more from this collection of design guides, including the NACTO guide to protected intersections: