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Utah has new unusual ‘bike boxes’ for its unusual intersections

Saratoga Springs • Bicyclist Kai Tohinaka had never tried cycling through the complicated “continuous-flow” intersection at Redwood Road and Pioneer Crossing.

But he found that an equally unusual new set of specially painted bike lanes — including a painted “bike box” for left turns — made it easy and safer.

“It gives clear guidance on how you navigate such a non-traditional intersection,” he said. Without it, “there’s a danger of going the wrong way with these left-turn pockets” — those extra far-left turning lanes that cars use after crossing traffic at signals well before the intersection itself.