Bicycle Hook Turns are encouraged as a way for cyclists to navigate signalised intersections with less likelihood of crash. To encourage riders to make this turn (as opposed to crossing to the middle of the road and propping in the right turn lane), Hook Turn Storage Boxes can be deployed (see video below).

Is anyone aware of any evaluations of Hook Turns Storage Box use and effectiveness?

Austroads Research Report AP-R380/11 states “[Hook Turn Storage Boxes] are not commonly marked, but there was support at the workshop for more use of this treatment, particularly at major signalised intersections, where it is very difficult and often unsafe for cyclists to cross several through lanes to turn right”.