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Clearview Traffic focuses on junction safety for cyclists

With 75% of cycling accidents happening at or near junctions and the Government’s plans to increase cycle use tenfold, improving safety for cyclists is a crucial issue to tackle now.

During the attendance of Clearview Traffic, at last month’s Cycle City Expo Show one of the key issues we focused on was that of junction safety for cyclists.

In a report commissioned by the Department for Transport, Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) identified, reviewed and scored 48 different traffic management techniques involving the use of new technology and practices from around the world that had the potential to enhance cyclist safety at or near junctions.

The study pinpointed six techniques that work in conjunction with some form of cycle and/or vehicle detection:

  • Intergreens extended using detection
  • Separate cycle phases with cycle signal aspects
  • Pre signals for cyclists (cycle aspect only)
  • Pre signals for cyclists for early start (separate R-A-G signal head)
  • Coordination of signals for cyclist progression green wave
  • Road markings to highlight detector locations

Given our existing solutions around traffic signals and expertise in wireless vehicle detection, this study got us thinking and led to the development of our M100BR Bicycle Radar Detector.

cycle safety at junctions

Early indications from live performance trials of this product in Bournemouth and Glasgow are encouraging, providing some key benefits such as:

  • Protects the integrity of the road surface for the lifetime of the solution
  • Maintenance free, fit and forget solution
  • 365 day/year operation regardless of the weather conditions
  • Readily integrates with the existing M100 wireless detection system that is deployed at over 300 locations across the UK
  • Can be used on cycle lane approaches and Advance Stop Lines
  • Differentiates between cycles and other vehicles

If you’d like to find our more about our road safety solutions, traffic data solutions, traffic data collection and traffic management systems, please feel free to contact us here.

Author: |Date Published: May 2013

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