Wednesday, April 25, 2007

1st / Alamitos - Malfunctioning Traffic Light

Location: 1st and Alamitos
District: 2nd District

Traffic sensing loops on 1st Street, a street used by many cyclists as a thoroughfare from downtown to Belmont Shore, does not detect cyclists.

A cyclist following the rules of the road and riding as a vehicle is forced to dismount and cross traffic lanes to actuate pedestrian button.

For all practical purposes this light is malfunctioning for cyclists and many ignore the sign and run the light because it does not operate properly for them.

Ironically, once on Alamitos, there immediately is a Bike Symbol, however a bicyclist on 1st would never know that since they would be waiting for the light ad infinitum.

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