Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Grand opening for East Burnside-Couch Couplet

The City's signals group got a little more good press with the Grand opening for East Burnside-Couch Couplet.

Koin Reporter Carly Kennelly: "The City has actually timed all traffic signals along Couch to improve safety."

BTA's Gerik Kransky "Basically the signals are timed so traffic does not increase above 20 mph, and if the cyclist is in the lane sharing the road with automobiles, it is pretty comfortable and safe."

Music to my ears. BTA had a nice blog posting too, http://www.bta4bikes.org/btablog/2010/10/12/btas-executive-directors-comments-from-burnsidecouch-couplet-opening/ where they touted what we're doing with the signals. "One of the things that we are most pleased about is the timing of lights on Couch coming into the bridge.  Travel speeds are now at or below 20 mph providing safer speeds for shared traffic."

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