Are traffic sensors common sense for pedestrians, cyclists?
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By Giacomo Panico, CBC News Ottawa, October 4, 2018
Efficiency vs. Safety?
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You're probably already aware that most traffic lights in Ottawa are linked to sensors under the asphalt. When you roll up to a red light in your car, the sensor detects your presence and hopefully you get a green light sooner than you otherwise would. It is the same for cyclists when the intersection has the three yellow dots that sense bikes.
But watch what happens in the video above. It's a situation I've spotted at many intersections in Ottawa and it's not a glitch. It starts with the traffic on Holland Avenue having a green light. I'm exiting Fisher Park Public School and I have a red light.https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/are-traffic-sensors-common-sense-for-pedestrians-cyclists-1.2429888