Thursday, July 23, 2009

I'm All for the GREEN... but come on

I am all for GREEN and believe that we should be doing all that we can to reduce global warming. But to spend $25 million dollars to install bike sensors at signal lights?? In today's economy, shouldn't we be investing in creating jobs and investing in our schools??

Bicycling around Marin County should become safer and more convenient, because efforts are under way to install new "bicycle detection" sensors at more than 30 busy intersections.
The intersections' traffic signals currently are connected to metal loops buried in the pavement that sense the magnetism of cars and trucks.
But the loops aren't sensitive enough to tell when a bicyclist is waiting at the intersection, because bikes don't contain enough metal to trigger the sensors.

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