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Ames, Iowa Adds Radar Detecting Sensors to Improve Bicycle Safety

Matt Ball on August 14, 2014 - in Roads, Sensors, Transportation

The radar detects when a biker sitting in a lane is waiting for the light to change.  Riders won’t have to get off their bike and push the pedestrian light change buttons at the intersection. City officials said the system will make Ames a more bike-friendly community.

“In addition to focusing on multi-model transportation on all our street redesigns, this is another example of the steps the City of Ames is taking to improve safety for cycling in the community for those cyclists wanting to ride on the street,” said Traffic Engineer Damion Pregitzer.

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