B3: Protected intersections – new panacea or overestimated solution?
Intersections are a special source of danger for cyclists and often accident blackspots. One instrument known from abroad to improve traffic safety is protected intersections where motor vehicle traffic and cycle traffic are routed separately, where possible. To what extent can protected intersections be an important element in the toolkit of planners to route traffic in a safe, efficient and understandable way? Why are there different assessments regarding protected intersections? What fields of application are conceivable and what alternatives exist in places where it would be better not to have protected intersections?
Format: Panel discussion
“Subjective and objective safety in cycle planning – protected intersections as a new planning tool”, Heiko Rintelen, FixMyCity GmbH
““Dutch intersection” model project in Darmstadt”, Katharina Metzker, City of Darmstadt
“Redesigning intersection areas in a modern and forgiving way”,
Jörg Ortlepp, German Insurance Association
Markus Franke, ARGUS Stadt und Verkehr
Angela Kohls, ADFC
Prof. Angela Francke, Karsruhe University – Technology and Economics