Santa Rosa bike warning beacon

The city of Santa Rosa, California installed a bike actuated beacon to warn motorists of bicycles ahead.

Montgomery Drive in Santa Rosa is a notoriously narrow and windy road that provides the only east-west access across the city for bicyclists.



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When a cyclist bikes over a sensor embedded in the road surface near Channel Drive on Montgomery, it activates a flashing yellow light to warn following traffic of the cyclists presence.

Read more:

* SR Press Democrat: Warning light helps make cyclists safer
* Sonoma County Bicycling Blog: Feedback wanted for new Bike Beacon.

H/T to Paul Metz.

2 Comments

  • Eric B
    September 21, 2010 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Los Angeles has one for the northbound Sepulveda tunnel, but it’s push-button activated, so you have to stop your bike to reach over the curb and press it.

  • Eric B
    September 21, 2010 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Los Angeles has one for the northbound Sepulveda tunnel, but it’s push-button activated, so you have to stop your bike to reach over the curb and press it.

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