Bi­cy­cle sen­sors and sig­nals

Albuquerque Journal - - METRO & NEW MEXICO -

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.

GREG SORBER/JOUR­NAL

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.

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