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need bike-triggered left turn signal at Whitney and Mount Carmel Archived

2-16 Mount Carmel Avenue Hamden Connecticut Show on Map Hide Map
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Alot of time and money seemed to be spent a couple of years ago completely re-engineering this intersection, and it's great that there's a dedicated left turn signal for motor vehicle drivers making a left (while heading south on Rt 10 - Whitney Ave) onto Mt Carmel Ave (heading east). The problem is with all that redesigning no one ever thought to put in a signal that recognizes cyclists. If you get stuck at that light without a car behind you to signal the dedicated left turn the "on demand" signal never changes, and you get stranded in the middle of a fast, busy, dangerous state road. I should point out that this is a heavily used cyclist route and is part of many rides in the greater New Haven area. Can we please install new technology--or properly calibrate the existing infrastructure-- so that it will sense lone cyclists waiting at this left turn signal. Thank you. (Note: a quick Google search brings up several relevant articles, such as this one: http://www.phred.org/~josh/bike/SignalDetection.html)


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