Wednesday, April 06, 2011

April 6

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

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