Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 27, 2012
On December 27, Linus Bike, a leading distributor of city bikes, comments on the importance of the approval of Bicycle Traffic Signals being implemented in bike-friendly cities.
According to USA Today, approximately 16 U.S. cities including Austin, San Francisco, Denver, Minneapolis, Seattle and Washington D.C. have all installed bike traffic signals. The article states that the new signals were created due to bicyclists being at risk when entering an intersection on a yellow light. USA Today reports that cars are able to clear the intersection on a yellow, but the bikes required a little more time.
In addition, the article explains that the“[bicycle] signals can also help prevent collisions when a motorist is turning right and a cyclist is going straight, by allowing the cyclist a few seconds head start.” Gary Obery, senior traffic engineer for the Oregon Department of Transportation affirms “bicyclists have to obey the signals like any other vehicle would with a regular traffic light.”
The article reports that states such as California and Oregon have been the recent recipients of bike traffic signals. In the article, an Oregon resident commented about his bike route to work. He stated, “It’s a lot quicker and easier to make my way through the intersection now. I’ve never waited more than 20 seconds for the new light to turn green.”
Jason Latty, Sales Manager of Linus Bike, states “It’s great to see that the larger cities are starting to show an interest in cycling safety.” He also goes on to add that, “city bike commuting has become extremely prevalent in large cities due to the large volume of car traffic. With the addition of these new safety measures I’m sure you will see a big increase in the amount of cyclists on the road.”
Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.