I understand that Corvallis (Cycle City), OR, has recently agreed to slow the downtown grid of lights to 10 mph to accommodate bicycles. They're also considering a plan to incrementally increase car parking rates, to encourage more cycling. We already have the largest ride share in the USA. There is so much more we could do, but you've got to fight the asphalt lobby every step of the way.
From: Ryan Kragerud
Hey CA Think Tank members,
What's the deal with LA's light project? I just heard on Nat'l Public Radio, LA's traffic lights have been synced and the happiest road users are cyclists.
The traffic person from Santa Monica's public radio station reported the story. Anyone know what speed the lights are set at, and how it's actually working?
Ryan Kragerud, Bicycle Longmont
From: Vincenzo loco
I don't think it's set for a specific speed necessarily, I will ask some
traffic engineers I know here.