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The Protected Intersection for Bicycles Has Arrived
Dave Ryan reports from Davis, California, home of the nation's first intersection protected for bikes: "At Covell Boulevard and J Street, a European-designed intersection that needs diagrams to be explained in full was unveiled with next to no warning by the city Thursday — only thick, fresh stripes and now-familiar green bikeways on the ground instructing motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians what they should be doing."
The article includes more details about the events leading up to the unveiling of the intersection, which came as a bit of surprise but so far had received positive reviews.
The intersection has since picked up nation attention, from Michael Andersen for People for Bikes and Joseph Stromberg for Vox. Both note that cities like Austin, Boston, and Salt Lake City are also underway with designing and building Dutch-style protected intersections of their own.