Good urban planning means the average person traveling around a city doesn’t need to know anything about what went into designing it – they can just get around intuitively. Peter Koonce, who manages the traffic signals and street lighting division at the Portland Bureau of Transportation, is keenly aware of this. Koonce and his team … Read more
New research suggests that interminable red lights are a particular burden on new bike riders, because pavement markings aren’t easy enough to understand.
The new signal makes it easier for this person to merge left over two lanes of traffic.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) activated a bike-only signal yesterday at the northwest intersection of NE Lloyd Blvd and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.