The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is planning to install experimental bicycle signals at 12 downtown intersections in early 2017.
The idea is to improve safety for both cyclists and motorists on roadways where both users share space and traffic lights. The bicycle signal faces will control bicycle movements at these intersections, giving them a distinct period of time to move forward through the intersection.
The Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin is working with the ATD to conduct a before-and-after study for the experiment. They will be collecting data in an effort to discover whether compliance and safety have improved at the experimental intersections, and are also asking for input in the form of a survey. Check it out and take the survey here.
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