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Protected Intersections in Ottawa

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Published on Feb 20, 2019

Protected intersections improve visibility and safety by separating drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

Info: https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transp...

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Visual: text on appears.
Protected intersections.

Visual: zoom in on protected intersection showing separation between drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
Protected intersections improve visibility and safety by separating drivers, cyclists and pedestrians with a physical barrier.

Visual: focus on corner safety island.
The corner safety island separates traffic from cyclists and pedestrians.

Visual: a pedestrian and cyclist wait at a traffic light.
Cyclists stop here. Drivers stop here. Pedestrians stop here.

Visual: a pedestrian and cyclist travel through an intersection.
This added distance gives cyclists and pedestrians a head-start when crossing and makes them much more visible to a turning driver.

Visual: cyclist turning.
Cyclists turn left with a two-stage left turn.

Visual: cyclist stopping for a pedestrian.
When turning right, cyclists are completely separated from traffic.

Visual: a green light appears.
For added safety, some intersections will also have advanced green lights for pedestrians and cyclists.

Visual: website text appears.
For more information on Protected Intersections visit ottawa.ca/cycling

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