Please add your comments about Intersection Treatments to this topic.
August 16th, 2010
If there can be loop sensors for bike lanes specifically, why wait to put them in? Mark and adjust the sensors that are already in the ground at intersections and educate cyclists how to use them.
For an example, at the Chevron station on Fourth St. and Galletti Way in Reno. I can’t see a sensor, yet, if I pull up to the sidewalk when I’m at the gas station, I trigger the signal pretty quickly. If it can be done like this at a service station’s driveway cutout, there’s no reason the majority of the lights in the Truckee Meadows area can’t respond to bicycles and that cyclists shouldn’t be discouraged from using what is already in place.
At the very LEAST, this should be done at the intersections and cross streets for the roadways that carry bicycle traffic currently.