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Old 06-23-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Traffic Signals
We have all run into that recalcitrant traffic signal which never seems to find a bike, whether it is the small step through or the turn key touring behemoth. There is a state legislator who is willing to run a bill next session to help us out, but she needs our help.

Over the summer, blithely assuming it ever gets to the west side, when a light refuses to notice you, whether it be to turn left, turn right, or go straight please let me know. I will be compiling the results on a Google map to present to the legislature as we discuss it, both before and during the upcoming session.

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Old 06-23-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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North bound 405 on-ramp off of sunset blvd N (renton). Also 196th Ave SE trying to cross or turn onto SE Renton Maple Valley Rd (unincorporated King County Maple valley/Renton area). Those are the two i have the most problems with.

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Old 06-23-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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Eastbound 188th & Military Rd in Federal Way.

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Old 06-23-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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One here in Yakima,Wa gets me every time. Or should I say never gets me... It's the left turn at the intersection of 1st and Nob Hill (Turning left onto south first from Nob Hill) Very busy light but never picks me up.

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Old 06-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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Do those fucking blinking yellow arrows (left hand turns) count?

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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Eastbound SE 38th street & 150th Ave SE. Both for turn left and go straight. Coords: 47.575875,-122.140421

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #7
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8th and Leary in Ballard. coming down 8th and making a left onto Leary. I blow it every time.

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&a...ed=0CBUQ8gEwAA

Clackamas River Drive intersection at hwy 213. 97045

Turn light will not notice a bike in the turn lane heading south.

Thanks for your help......

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:56 PM   #9
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Westbound 132nd St SE, Everett; turning left to 35th Ave SE

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=47.877959,-122.18492

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #10
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Dupont-Steilacoom Rd & Interstate 5 I always have to get off the bike and push the button.

47.093243,-122.624017

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Old 06-23-2012, 07:42 PM   #11
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Left turn light at highland park way and e. marginal way traveling north. If it's in the evening I end up blowing it every time, during the day it's far to busy and I have to wait for a car to pick me up.

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Old 06-23-2012, 07:56 PM   #12
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Southbound 303/Waaga Way turning left onto Brownsville Highway in Bremerton. I always ending up having to run it.

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Old 06-23-2012, 08:02 PM   #13
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turning left going Northbound Pacific and Garfield tacoma
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:32 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the input so far. Feel free to check the map to ensure that the old hippie got things right.

Really like the coordinates or Google maps spotting.

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Old 06-23-2012, 09:00 PM   #15
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Hey Larry -
Thanks for your work on this...
I've had to RUN the light on the road out of Port Gamble at the intersection of the Bridge...
I have yet have that light "see" me...
DavidK
Oh - and have fun in LV!!

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Old 06-23-2012, 11:04 PM   #16
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I Ride: Very slowly on a SM610
405, Exit 26 southbound coming from the west, light never picks me up.

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Old 06-24-2012, 04:45 AM   #17
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“ Quote:
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Hey Larry -
Thanks for your work on this...
I've had to RUN the light on the road out of Port Gamble at the intersection of the Bridge...
I have yet have that light "see" me...
DavidK
Oh - and have fun in LV!!
Representative Asay, a second seat rider herself, has volunteered to do this for us, so I definitely owe her the data, even if it is more anecdotal than quantitative. I want to thank all of the riders for getting the information to me.

As much as I would like too, I cannot get to every part of the state to look for these lights. (Would be better than working, but there is that whole cash flow issue.)

I will definitely have fun in Vegas.

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:56 AM   #18
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So, is this for the whole state of WA or just the Seattle area or ???

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:59 AM   #19
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So, is this for the whole state of WA or just the Seattle area or ???
The entire state, and the broader coverage the better.

I will also be plotting the hits from Oregon, in case someone down there wants to look at the traffic signal issue.

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Old 06-24-2012, 08:15 AM   #20
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Cool beans. I'll get you a map soon. I had this very problem last night....had to run a red light.

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