Eyes on the Street: Bike Detectors Appear on 4th Street

Photo: Joe Anthony/Bike Commute News

Over the weekend, Bike Commute News’ Joe Anthony snapped this picture of brand new bike detectors for intersections on 4th Street between Mid-Town and Downtown Los Angeles. 4th Street has long been an important corridor for cyclists seeking to access Downtown Los Angeles from points west, but local opposition has stalled some of the more progressive treatments LADOT planned for the road. While negotiations between activists, LADOT and neighborhood groups continue, some features continue to be brought to the “4th Street Bike Boulevard.”

The censors have been in the street for a several months, it was the markings that are new, showing bicycles where they should position their bike if they want to trip the signal and get a green light.

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