|Bike lane striping with a right turn slip lane for vehicles to the right|
This was in Noord-Oude in Delft Bike lane with Bike Box and Right Turn Slip Lane Example
The following text is excerpted from the Northeastern University student report which can be found here.The CROW manual recommends the following for intersections with mixed traffic :
- "Cyclists are kept within the motorists' field of vision"
- "Where possible, conflicts are bundled so that an unambiguous situation is created"
- "Cyclists having to make illogical movements at intersections or being diverted around intersections must be avoided"
|Striping for the Copenhagen left is just starting to come to view|
|Bike box with the Copenhagen left (turn box to the right of the through traffic )|
- Intersection with traffic control system
- Inside well developed (built-up) areas
- With a relatively large number of cyclists turning left
- At well organized intersection
- With combined traffic or cycle lane on carriageway
- Maximum two lanes/stacking areas per approach road
|Looking to the left while standing in the bike box |
(pedestrians completed their movement in a not so well defined crosswalk)
There are several advantages to utilizing bike boxes. Most importantly, by having bicyclists wait in the front and center of an intersection in front of cars as opposed to the far right side, they become more visible to motorists in any direction, a key to increasing cyclist safety. Also, by using bike boxes to give priority to cyclists at a busy intersection, they will have the opportunity to quickly and safely enter and clear the intersection before automobiles have the opportunity to do so. Cyclists in the bike box will be exposed to less nuisance from exhaust fumes because they will be in front of cars.