Streetfilms Portland Week: The High-Tech Bike Signal
Portland’s Innovative Bike Signal
A Clarence Eckerson Streetfilm
Running time: 1:37
Download: 5.91 MB
Portland’s Office of Transportation goes the extra mile to accommodate cyclists. Rex Burkholder, a local elected official and the founder of the the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, shows off a high-tech, creatively engineered traffic signal for cyclists. Whenever a cyclist rolls atop a painted icon on the pavement, the next phase of the traffic signal shuts down the entire intersection to cars allowing cyclists safe passage through this potentially hazardous intersection.