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:

Moray Street

Two protected intersections have been built on Moray Street at Dorcas and Coventry Streets.

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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.

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Image credit: VicRoads

Proposal for Swan / Church Street

Streets Alive Yarra have proposed a protected intersection at Swan and Church streets, integrated with proposed protected bicycle lanes along those streets:

Image credit: Streets Alive Yarra, with background from Apple Maps

Design guides

Learn more from this collection of design guides, including the NACTO guide to protected intersections:

Source: NACTO

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