You read that correctly: Pottstown, Pennsylvania. While there for a recent trail opening, we took the time to visit the intersection of Beech, Roland and Jackson Streets, which once was quite a dangerous intersection to cross by bike or foot. Today, it stands as a gold standard for how to protect an intersection for vulnerable road users, as well as drivers.
Protected bike lanes on Jackson and Roland meet here, and Pottstown had the vision and leadership to find a way to make the intersection substantially safer for all road users. While much of the protected network is done with “flex posts,” the intersection has a concrete curb to protect cyclists. We applaud Pottstown Borough for its substantial bike infrastructure!