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