What is a “Protected Intersection” and How Do We Get One?

Montgomery County will be the first East Coast community to launch a “protected intersection” with integrated lanes for pedestrians and bicycles, marking a new look for locally-developed infrastructure.


From coverage on the WTOP website:

The intersection, which will be at the intersection of Second Avenue and Spring Street near downtown Silver Spring features a number of safety features designed to protect pedestrians and cyclists from traffic.

Bike lanes run on both Second Avenue and Spring Street, and this intersection is where the two meet.

More information, including dynamic images explaining the intended traffic flows, is available directly from the County’s Department of Transportation and Engineering’s Twitter feed:

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties