Chattanooga Begins Use Of First Bicycle Traffic Signal

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The first bicycle traffic signal in Tennessee began operation Thursday in Chattanooga at the north end of the Walnut Street Bridge at Frazier Avenue.  The new signal utilizes bicycle-shaped red, yellow, and green indicators to alert cyclists that the traffic light is targeted at them and designed to protect their safety.  

By clarifying the movements of the different modes of transportation at one of the most multi-modal intersections, the new signal supports the mission of the Transportation Department by increasing safety for all travelers, said officials.  

To use the signal, cyclists should proceed to the end of the bridge and stop at the red light.   The spot to stop is marked on the bridge to position bikes over a sensor that will detect the cyclist and initiate a green light in the north and south directions for safe merging into traffic.  

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