Cities with inductive loop sensorsthat don't detect bikes?

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  1. natnat

    natnat New Member

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    I'm working on a device that will trigger inductive loop sensors at traffic lights. I'm testing it in the SF Bay Area, where 80% of lights DO detect bikes. I want to test it in a city where no intersections detect bikes -- that would be a harder test to pass.
    Do any of you know of cities where the cities don't tune their traffic loops to detect bikes?
    Nat
     
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  2. doss

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    Salt lake and surrounding areas... Sigh it drives me nutz Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    Manu3172 New Member

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    I already faced that....but that was in France.
     
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    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Vacaville, about 40 miles outside of SF. The City touts itself as being a great place to ride but try going out at 6am on Sunday morning and see how long it takes for a car to come along and trigger the lights. The only other cars out and about at that time of morning are the cops that always give me a quick talking too for riding across crosswalks because I'm fed up of waiting so damned long.
     
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    Sarabikechic New Member

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    Too bad you aren't testing in Pa, they rather infrequently work here.
     
  6. natnat

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    Swampy1970,
    Are there a few intersections in particualt that don't trigger for bikes? I want to pre-screen the intersections just to make sure they're not video-controlled. If they are indeed inductive loop sensor-controlled, I'll hear to Vacaville to test.

    And thanks to the others too for the tips on SLC, France, and PA. I hope to eventually test the device far away too.
     
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    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Leisure Town rd and fry rd/Alamo Rd junction seems to be the worst. The left turn lane traveling south on leisure town rd turning into fry road sucks for cyclists - you either wait for a car to show up or sneak through the junction as if you were a pedestrian.
     
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