Webinar: Assessment of Bicycle Detection Confirmation and Countdown Devices

Wednesday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

One of the key links in a bicycle network is signalized crossings of high volume and high-speed roadways. At these intersections in Oregon, cyclists are primarily detected by inductive loops. While vehicles are almost always detected automatically due to their size and predictable stopping location, that is not the case for bicycles. If a cyclist does not position themselves for detection, they may experience unnecessary delays, leading to a lower quality experience. There has been interest in the adoption of bicycle detection confirmation devices. These devices communicate to a user that have been detected and in case of countdown type devices, an estimate of the amount of waiting time. This presentation will present the findings of a study which examined alternate designs for bicycle detection feedback confirmation devices. The research used quantitative data from a video review and responses from surveys to study how the information provided by the confirmation and feedback device affects the overall cycling experience.  

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APBP Project Spotlight:
HEADS UP Pedestrian Safety Activity Book

The City of Phoenix created a pedestrian safety coloring book aimed at children ages 8-12. The book includes fun activities and engaging exercises that teach positive pedestrian behaviors. Participating students in safety classes received a book and were tested on their knowledge of pedestrian safety before and after the 6-week period. The curriculum also includes a voluntary activity called “Create a Walkable City”. The Street Transportation Dept. is developing a Spanish version of the book.

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