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Look for bike traffic signals on Austin streets soon

“Experimental” city program starts next week

Bicycle traffic signal
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Twelve traffic signals for bicycles will be installed around the Austin area soon, according to a Wednesday story in Community Impact.

The local paper reports that the Austin Transportation Department will begin installing the signals—which look like the stoplight signals for cars but have an outline of a bicycle in the middle—next week as part of an experimental program.

Working with the Center for Transportation Research at The University of Texas, the city department will follow up with a survey to determine how well the signals worked (or didn’t) to increase compliance with rules and safety.

According to the Community Impact story, the lights will be installed downtown, around the University of Texas campus, and in the Mueller development.

New bicycle signals to be installed in Austin as part of study