Monday, September 21, 2009

Traffic Signal Sensor

I don't know what they do in other cities but if you're riding around Seattle and you get stuck at a light that won't change look for the "T" on the pavement. That is where you should place your wheel. The traffic signal will then detect that you are there and change in your favor. I have to admit I've seen these around Seattle but it wasn't until another cyclist pointed it out that I knew what it was for. He told me that the light would never change for his wife. She called the city and they came out and painted the "T". Since I've seen them at several lights and they've always worked. I've also seen an alternative mark that looks like a little bicycle with a vertical dash above and below it.