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Bikes, traffic lights and video detection

I’ve been out of pocket for several days due to the American Memorial Day holiday weekend. I hope your weekend was as nice as mine. There was a lot of interest in last Friday’s post about bicycle detection for traffic lights at intersections, in which I uploaded a report about the state-of-the-art in 1985.

Microwaves, bikes, and traffic lights

East Bay city experiments with traffic light radar detection for bicycles. Actuated traffic signals are those traffic lights that change when a car, truck, motorcycle or (sometimes) bicycle approach an intersection. The vehicle is detected by various electronic technologies.

Portland traffic count: 18% of vehicles are bikes

In this news story about the recent spate of bad attitudes and violence between cyclists and motorists in Portland, Oregon, is this fun little quote. “Eighteen percent of the vehicles that crossed the Hawthorne Bridge last year were bicycles.” The city of Portland, OR counts traffic on the four bridges that cross the Williamette River. read more »

New York City Traffic Commissioner bikes to work

Janette Sadik-Khan, the commissioner of the Department of Transportation, rides her bicycle to work. That the head of an agency long associated with car travel is an avid bicyclist symbolizes what might be a new way of thinking about how New York’s asphalt should be used. Ms. Sadik-Khan said her time on two wheels has read more »

Election 2014: Bikes in Mountain View California

For those of you voting in the city of Mountain View California, here are a couple of resources that can be helpful for those who want to vote on transportation issues. Nine people are running for three at-large city council seats.

Weekend traffic forecast

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Regions, with temperatures expected well into the 90s today and through the weekend. The high pressure system stalling out means traffic to area beaches will look like this tonight through Sunday. Bikes will be a great way to get past read more »