Bicycle traffic signals get a green light

Shout out to Matty B at Pixy106 for passing this along.  I love getting CarFree leads from people.  It makes me feel like great that more people will at least consider biking.

As more people consider taking the bike out, moves like this put a huge smile on my face.  Any moves that increase the ease of cycling and decrease the tension between drivers and bikes is great in my book!-bikesignal3536.jpg_20121112-4_3_r560

 Drivers in bike-friendly cities may be doing double takes, as bicycle-specific traffic signals pop up alongside the traditional round red, yellow and green signals controlling intersections.

At least 16 U.S. cities, including Austin, Denver, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C., have installed the lights, which feature a bicycle-shaped signal, according to an October study commissioned by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. They signals are common in Germany, Sweden and Australia, according to the study.

Bicycle traffic signals get a green light.

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