Synchronizing Traffic Signals

While synchronizing (often called “coordinated”) traffic stop signals should be discouraged (because doing so promotes excessive car trips), when such a measure is unavoidable in the Boulder town center, signals should be timed for the speed of buses and bicyclists, not cars. Portland OR is one city that times signals in this manner. Signals on Spruce and 13th in the town center, for example, are timed for cars and are very difficult to reach at cyclist speeds.

About Dom Nozzi

Urban designer, Complete Streets instructor, smart growth specialist, town planner, walkable streets and bikeable streets and trails specialist, writer, editor, public speaker, world adventurer, skier, kayaker, SCUBA diver, bicyclist, hiker, dancer, book reader, cook, urbanist.
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