Search Results for: Bikes are traffic

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 »

Houston police ride bikes to enforce 3 foot passing rule

Houston, Texas has a three foot passing rule, which is apparently not well observed by local drivers. Police officer Stephen Klein bought a bike from a garage sale for $45 and began riding. “You’ll stay to the right but motorists will come by and rev their engines,” he says. “They’ll honk, or they’ll try to read more »

Silicon Valley traffic, trail and trees report

You’ve all seen complaints about the traffic hazard created by cyclists, with some experts even claiming that bicycles are the single most dangerous element on the roads today. Bikes mow down pedestrians with impunity and cause thousands of traffic accidents on a daily basis. Here’s a case in point:

Felony trafficking charges for Tempe bike thieves

In the United States, bike theft is a low risk risk crime with minimal consequences. Even when bike thieves are caught by police, it’s usually catch and release for the alleged criminal because of overcrowded jails and an overburdened justice system. Police in Tempe, Arizona and at Arizona State University have been targeting the problem read more »