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Re: “Ticket that bicyclist!

Where are these camera-triggers? Magnetic-induction loops are still the sensor at every traffic signal I ride through. They do work better if you stop your bike in the middle of the lane because they usually install side-by-side loops that overlap in the middle.

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Posted by Goat9 on 02/14/2013 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Ticket that bicyclist!

It is possible to trip the sensor at most sensor-activated lights with a bicycle. You will typically see three parallel cuts in the pavement that have a magnetic induction loop buried in them. The middle cut has a limb from each loop in it, and if you put your wheel directly over that cut, it will usually activate the cycle.

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Posted by Goat9 on 02/14/2013 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Ticket that bicyclist!

The 3' rule goes both ways. It is actually legal for cyclists to pass the line of cars at a stoplight as long as they leave 3'. It is an a--hole move for the cyclist to take advantage of this and block the cars, but it's also an a--hole move for cars to block the cyclists just because they're pissed they have to wait in line.

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Posted by Goat9 on 02/14/2013 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Ticket that bicyclist!

Here's an obvious explanation (not justification) of some cyclists having a cavalier attitude about the law: the laws frequently don't make sense for someone on a bike. They can make your ride less safe and physically harder. Blowing red lights right in front of people is just obnoxious though.

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Posted by Goat9 on 02/14/2013 at 12:19 PM

Re: “APS plan fails Coan

Focusing on how many black and white students are at a particular school is missing the point. Which is: school performance improves when there is a critical mass of engaged and involved parents, and APS could certainly do a better job of establishing critical mass at more schools. As many Edgewood, Kirkwood, and East Lake residents have been saying, we could relieve crowding at Inman Middle and Grady by using under-capacity schools to the south, and that would further serve to help establish critical mass at those schools.

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Posted by Goat9 on 03/14/2012 at 3:30 PM

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