Avid bicyclists roll their eyes as state engineers rebuild a highway through town. Tyranny of the car, right? Here's a project in Utah which added a raised median that unlocked an avalanche of really cool safety improvements — including a traffic signal just for bikes!

An aging state highway runs right through the heart of a small downtown. Most drivers use the freeway now, which gives engineers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink how the road should look. I talk with one of the managers about how raised medians make travel safer (and more fun) for people walking and cycling.

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Road Guy Rob

Rob is a 12-year veteran public radio reporter and talk show producer. Other staffers at the station called him the "road guy" because he kept running off to cover all the transportation stories. Rob has degrees in Geography (BS, 2010) and Civil Engineering (MS, 2018).

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