The City of Tucson recently upgraded the Third Street and Tucson Boulevard intersection to improve detection of bicycles.
The city added two “bike pucks” — circular black devices placed in the ground that detect the metal in bicycle wheels and send a signal to the light to change.
The city’s outgoing bike and pedestrian coordinator, Tom Thivener said he received a lot of complaints about the light not detecting cyclists waiting at the intersection.
“If you go through there at night, detection is kind of spotty,” he said. “The cameras aren’t picking you up very well. Bikes get frustrated and they just ride through.”
Any regular Third Street bike riders out there? Does it help?