LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS ON SPACE IN AND AROUND OAKLAND CALIFORNIA
Even worse, most loop detectors which pick up cars at intersections aren't calibrated to properly pick up bicycle wheels. That means a bicyclist will have to go up on to the sidewalk to push the walk button and then go back into the street again. It's a very awkward operation.There is state legislation requiring all loop detectors to pick up bicycle wheels, but loop detectors already in place are grandfathered in. Only during a major resurfacing project are new loop detectors put in, and even then a lot of DPW's forget to recalibrate the loops.
bicyclists stop at stoplights?
This is something that has bothered me since I started running several years ago. If I miss my opportunity to press the button at the right time in the cycle, I have to wait through several additional traffic light cycles. I often feel like Don Quixote when moaning about this issue to other urban planners and transportation types. -JStott
Anonymous,Some bicyclists do stop at lights, but they shouldn't. See my post on the Idaho Stop from 2009 Arpil.
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