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Accomodating Bike Speeds by Re-timing Signals on Valencia Street

10:20 AM PST on January 30, 2009

As the cyclists in this video point out, re-timing signals for bike speeds (Green Wave) would make roads safer for all street users on Valencia Street. Before
even mentioning re-timing signals, this was many cyclists' top request
to improve their journey.

Recently, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) found that
during peak commute times vehicles run more efficiently when signals
are timed at the speeds they actually travel during congestion -- 12 to
15 mph -- rather than the current 25 mph. Major bike streets in
Portland, the Netherlands and Denmark have been timed for bike speeds and
now it is time for San Francisco to ride the Green Wave! For more information read my previous SF Streetsblog article on the topic.

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