How To Trigger a Traffic Light on your Bike A short video on on how to trigger a traffic light on your bike, using the power of metal and "inductive loop detectors." en-us <function copyright at 0x730bf50> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:10:18 GMT Nerf world 1a6dc46c-5869-11e3-9719-1231380a02d9 Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:10:18 GMT Sensors d8495ef0-7512-11e2-a9d8-1231394043be Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:50:57 GMT traffic lights these laws were already in effect.]]> c9dd164e-370b-11e2-b004-1231394043be Sun, 25 Nov 2012 06:24:14 GMT
Legal Requirements d69fda7c-1e21-11e2-9fbe-1231394043be Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:29:05 GMT Camera detectors c63bab80-1e20-11e2-b25d-1231394043be Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:21:28 GMT @WHAT? a5e67838-1a83-11e2-a158-1231394043be Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:59:10 GMT Pressure pads Well, I don't actually know. Given that we have cycle bays at the front of lanes at intersections, I wonder where the pressure pad is then.
Personally, if I cannot see a car coming up behind me I go press the crossing button to activate the lights.
I have actually been in the situation where the lights do not recognize me and I wait through several stages until a car comes up behind and activated them
I thought that this was a good discussion post to make sos I could see what others do, or where they thing the pads are.]]> 91431970-0eaf-11e2-90c1-1231394043be Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:43:19 GMT
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The purported bike actuation spots are in many cases like the 'door close' buttons on elevators - there to make the user feel like something has been accomplished. ]]> f3bf49a4-07d2-11e2-9225-1231394043be Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:08:58 GMT
Actuated signals are a failure of traffic engineering
Regardless of your feelings towards red lights, and the necessity of bicyclists to wait at them, hopefully this video will at least demonstrate to you the idiocy of using traffic-sensing technology (like loop detectors) to actuate traffic lights.

Why should road users of any kind- whether traveling by foot, bike, or car- be expected to have to understand civil engineering technology just to be able to cross an intersection? There are enough distractions when we are out and about.

Moreover, actuated signals also increase delay for road users who must wait for them much longer than signals which automatically cycle through their program. If all road users are expected to stop and wait every time they come to an intersection, this represents a failure of traffic engineering, the whole point of which is to improve traffic flow- not delay it further.]]> e83cb0c0-0788-11e2-b7e7-1231394043be Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:18:56 GMT
Bicycles Detected at Traffic Signals
Also, this one:

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