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Salt Lake City’s Groundbreaking Protected Intersection Is Open

#ProtectedIntersection in @saltlakecityUT is UT's first! Creating a safer destination for downtown visitors. #GoSLCpic.twitter.com/zxrLRdifRU

— Alta Planning (@altaplanning) October 15, 2015

The second protected intersection in the country is open in Salt Lake City, another milestone for American bike infrastructure.

Using paint and concrete islands, the intersection of 200 West and 300 South lowers the stress level for cyclists, makes them more visible to drivers, and reduces turning conflicts:

Salt Lake City's protected intersection comes two months after Davis, California, rolled out the first one in America in August.

Alta Planning led the design of the project, and you can see a few scenes of people biking, walking, and driving through it in their clip above.

Salt Lake City's new protected intersection. Photo: Alta Planning
Salt Lake City's new protected intersection. Photo: Alta Planning
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