Accommodating cyclists signalised intersections
Intersections may also serve as gateways and are frequently the first thing visitors see when they enter a neighborhood (Figure 10.3). Describes several fundamental aspects of intersection design, including managing multimodal conflicts, sight distance and layout; and 2.It is often requested that the practitioner include aesthetic treatments in intersection design. Figure 10.2 Intersections have the unique characteristic of accommodating the almost-constant occurrence of conflicts between all modes. Provides general principles, considerations and design guidelines for key intersection components including curb return radii, channelized right turns, modern roundabouts, crosswalks, curb extensions, bicycle lanes and bus stops.
These principles include: Figure 10.3 Intersections are community gateways.Considerations regarding intersection sight distance include the following: Managing Modal Conflict at Intersections Strategies to eliminate or avoid conflict can result in designs that favor one mode over others.For example, eliminating crosswalks at an urban intersection with a high volume of turning vehicles as a strategy to eliminate conflicts will discourage walking.Intersection users in urban areas will experience delays and conflicts between vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.Driver expectations need to shift toward taking turns with other modes and a sense of uncertainty, which creates a slower, vigilant and safer environment.