The City of College Station is taking bicycle detection to a higher level by adding radar detection to intersections. And to assist bicycle drivers in knowing they are at an intersection with radar detection, we are providing bicycle detection pavement markings.
And, the intersection of Timber Street at George Bush Drive is the first intersection with both of these devices.
At Timber and George Bush we have installed radar detection that detects bicycles more accurately than devices used at other traffic signals throughout the city – inductive loops and cameras. We have also installed bicycle detection markings to inform bicycle drivers that they will be detected at the intersection every time — not hit-or-miss like with other detection devices.
When a bicycle is positioned on top of the marking, the traffic signal knows the bicyclist is waiting for a green light. When the light turns green, they may proceed through the intersection.
As funding becomes available, radar units and bicycle pavement markings will be added to other signalized intersections.
For more information or to express other traffic concerns, contact me at 979-764-3690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Robertson | Graduate Traffic Engineer
City of College Station | Public Works Department