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Traffic Signals

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Texasl, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Texasl

    Texasl Totally Charming Retired Moderator Staff Member

    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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  2. 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.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2012

  3. Eastbound 188th & Military Rd in Federal Way.
  4. 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.
  5. Do those fucking blinking yellow arrows (left hand turns) count?
  6. Eastbound SE 38th street & 150th Ave SE. Both for turn left and go straight. Coords: 47.575875,-122.140421
  7. 8th and Leary in Ballard. coming down 8th and making a left onto Leary. I blow it every time.
  8. Dupont-Steilacoom Rd & Interstate 5 I always have to get off the bike and push the button.

  9. 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.
  10. Southbound 303/Waaga Way turning left onto Brownsville Highway in Bremerton. I always ending up having to run it.
  11. turning left going Northbound Pacific and Garfield tacoma
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  12. Texasl

    Texasl Totally Charming Retired Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  13. 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...
    Oh - and have fun in LV!!
  14. 405, Exit 26 southbound coming from the west, light never picks me up.
  15. Texasl

    Texasl Totally Charming Retired Moderator Staff Member

    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. :ninja:
  16. RedKat600

    RedKat600 Vintage Screwball Staff Member

    So, is this for the whole state of WA or just the Seattle area or ???
  17. Texasl

    Texasl Totally Charming Retired Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  18. RedKat600

    RedKat600 Vintage Screwball Staff Member

    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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