This is often an issue when a city first gets going with wanting to detect bicycles at traffic signals. There are a lot of cogs that need to be aligned for the system to work reliably: The designers need to know what kind of loops to specify. Often, they need a larger offset to adjacent lanes so that they can be tuned with high enough sensitivity to reliably pick up bicycles without detecting cars in adjacent lanes.You’d use different loops for shared traffic lanes than those you’d specify for exclusive cycling infrastructure.Next, the contractors need to know a thing or two as well. Things that commonly go wrong:Loop gets cut too close to adjacent laneLoop gets installed too deep (I recall a case where they installed the loop in a conduit before sealing everything over; the idea was that there were no cuts in the asphalt surface and you thus get a much longer life out of the...
News: February 2022
We must drive less, say cycling advocatesCycling advocates say the new Road to Zero campaign has the right vision and a good strategy, but there's a gap. "Human mistakes are always possible, but no one should be killed or seriously injured as a result," said Patrick Morgan, from Cycling Action Network. "The Road to Zero strategy includes safer speeds, vehicles, roads, and driving and riding." "But there's a gap. It should also have a goal for less driving. Unless we reduce VKT (vehicle km travelled) we can't achieve our safety and carbon goals." "We need a plan to get people out of cars, and onto public transport, cycling, scooting and walking. We also must reduce the need to travel, so we can cut risk and harm on our streets."