Controlling traffic speed – it’s safer for everyone

As bicyclists we are all too well aware – bikes interacting with high speed vehicles can be a recipe for disaster for the bicyclist.

A recent traffic engineering development, where signals automatically go to red in all four directions when there is no traffic…and go to red if vehicles are approaching the intersection at a speed above the speed limit helps reduce traffic speeds making it safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The City of Long Beach recently installed several of these lights to help slow traffic in areas where we have higher pedestrian and bike traffic along with vehicles that frequently travel above the posted speed limit.

This short video shows how one of these signals on Wardlow Road works.

Where would you like to see these lights installed?