Bicycle sensors and signals
Bicycle sensors and WHAT: signals have been added along Paseo de Las Montanas bike trail and Hahn Arroyo.
The signals detect DETAILS: when a bicyclist is approaching an intersection and flash yellow lights above the road to warn drivers. The signals are along the Paseo de Las Montanas bike trail at Juan Tabo, Eubank and Wyoming boulevards and the Hahn Arroyo at Carlisle. A fifth signal is set to be installed along the Hahn Arroyo at San Mateo some time in 2008.
“As Albuquerque is improving its trails, there’s been an increase in bicycle ridership,” said John Castillo, director of municipal development. “We wanted to provide some additional safety for them.”
Four of the sigSCHEDULE: nals were completed at the end of August. The fifth is to be installed next year, after a nearby storm drain is finished, project manager Juan-Carlos Samuel said.
$530,000 — COST: $351,000 from the federal government and $179,000 from the city.
Certain intersections have been made safer for bikers and pedestrians along the Paseo de Las Montanas bike trail and Hahn Arroyo. This photo was taken Tuesday at the bike trail’s intersection with Wyoming.