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

The Utah Department of Transportation held an event Thursday to publicize these new types of bike lanes and bike boxes that it is adding at such complicated intersections.

They are bright green thermal plastic that is heat-welded onto the road to draw attention. Sometimes the bike lanes are located on both sides of a turn-only car lane — one to allow cyclists to turn right, and one to allow going straight or left turns.