First in U.S. Dutch-Style Unsignalized Intersection Installed at Texas A&M University with Solar Luminescent Green ‘Paint’ Bicycle Pathways thanks to FasTrac CE 330 Epoxy Binder.
Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and Texas A&M University Transportation Services completed construction on a first-of-its-kind non-signalized, Dutch-style intersection. The protected intersection includes bright green solar luminescent pavement markings used to delineate the bicycle pathways—also a first use in the United States. In this innovation, the illuminating green pavement marking keeps the pathways lit for the cyclists by storing solar energy during the day and emitting light during nighttime.
The Dutch Junction, which was developed in the Netherlands and refined in other locations, moves bicyclists in front of vehicles at the intersection, increasing the protection for cyclists. The key to its design is the islands at the intersection corners, which separate cars and cyclists turning right; they also move cyclists traveling straight into the view of automobiles and away from their blind spot.