I invited Jenna, one of the Signals, Street Lighting, & ITS interns out to see some of the intersections that she is studying as a part of her work. It was good to see her talking with fellow professionals about bicycle treatments and having her gather ideas from people that haven't seen either a HAWK or a Half Signal. We are continuing to study the safety of the Half signals at the City to determine whether we should make changes to the intersections that allow pedestrians to cross busier streets.
We ended up near the Steel Bridge with Roger describing a treatment that was used on N Weidler to provide a jughandle for people desiring to make the left turn from Weilder to Williams. It was fun to see him share the ideas with the participants. Special thanks to Jamie Parks and Hermanus Steyn who helped put the presentations together.
As one of the participants pointed out to me during the Tour, Portland has a lot of great facilities and serves as a national model in a lot of ways. The visit is a bit like an immersion program with all of the various aspects that we have tried over time.
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