Just one stoplight on my commuting route. I got there before seven, when pushing the button gets a quick response. During rush hour the wait for a green light is interminable. I've biked in the Netherlands and Denmark, where separate traffic signals for cyclists offer a "green wave" timed to bike speeds, or use detectors to change the light as the cyclist approaches. This light is triggered by a loop detector that doesn't register for bikes at all; you either wait for it to sense a car, or you push the button.
I enjoyed a quiet and beautiful ride home at sunset, under a crescent moon.
|From Thirty Days of Biking|