What is a bike box?
The bike box is an intersection safety design to prevent bicycle/car collisions, especially those between drivers turning right and bicyclists going straight. It is a green box on the road with a white bicycle symbol inside. It includes green bicycle lanes approaching and leading from the box.
Why are bike boxes being installed?
The main goal is to prevent collisions between motorists turning right and cyclists going straight. It's all about visibility and awareness. At a red light, cyclists are more visible to motorists by being in front of them. At a green light, the green bike lane through the intersection reminds motorists and cyclists to watch for each other.
Current and Proposed Bike Boxes
SE Hawthorne Blvd & SE 7th Ave - March 2008
SE Hawthorne Blvd & SE 11th Ave - April 2008
SW Madison St & SW 3rd Ave - April 2008
NW Everett St & NW 16th Ave - April 2008
SW Broadway & SW Taylor - April 2008
SW Broadway & SW Clay - April 2008
SW 6th Ave & SW Broadway - May 2008
SW 14th Ave & W Burnside St - June/July 2008
NW Broadway & NW Hoyt St - September 2008
SE Clinton St & Cesar E. Chavez - September 2008
SW Terwilliger Blvd & SW Taylors Ferry Rd - September 2008
Rose Quarter TC - October 2008
NE 57th Ave & NE Sandy Blvd - April 2010
NE Couch St & NE Grand Ave - September 2010
SE Madison at SE Grand - November 2010
Watch this short video to see how drivers and cyclists can use the Bike Box to reduce conflict and increase safety.