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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 »

San Jose traffic alert for an MLM event

VTA warns of transit and traffic delays for the downtown San Jose area this Friday morning, June 24, 2016, when 14,000 people will arrive to fill up the 6,000 available parking spaces within a half mile of the SAP Center for ACN, Inc’s international training event. This volume of people traveling to the SAP Center read more »

Bikes May Use Full Runway (Not)

As a teen I shared the road with military aircraft. This story of a guy who was knocked from his bike by an American Airlines flight at LAX reminds me of my own personal encounter with jet blast on a military base.