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.

On Landsdowne Street looking south. Image credit: Streets Alive Yarra.

Guidance from the Netherlands

The Netherlands show how protected intersections can fit in the available space:

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.

Intersection at Moray / Dorcas. Image credit: Nearmap.

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

How you can help

You can help by appearing on the Streets Alive Yarra website as a champion for your local street, neighbourhood, or school.

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