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Salt Lake City's new protected intersection is pictured in this aerial photo. (Courtesy of Salt Lake City's Transportation Division)MoreCloseclosemore
Salt Lake City's new protected intersection is pictured in this aerial photo. (Courtesy of Salt Lake City's Transportation Division)

"Protected intersections," designed to prevent car-bicycle collisions, have long existed in the Netherlands, but they are just catching on in the U.S.

After a former video game maker in Oregon created a video (below) explaining the design, one was recently built in Davis, California, and another in Salt Lake City, Utah, and plans are being discussed in cities across the country.

Here & Now's Robin Young discusses the new protected intersection with Robin Hutcheson, Salt Lake City's transportation director, and Jennifer Dill, director of the National Institute for Transportation & Communities at Portland State University.

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This segment aired on September 30, 2015.

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