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Bike Commute Diaries: Change is Good

10 Jan

I missed the train today. After years of doing the “same old, same old” you think you have it all dialed in. Then something screws up your routine and you react like the grumpy curmudgeons that you roll your eyes at during City Council meetings. Change is good. This change is good. I just need to tweak my routine.

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About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve seen and learned while bicycling for transportation.

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Posted by on January 10, 2014 in Commute Diaries

 

5 responses to “Bike Commute Diaries: Change is Good

  1. djconnel

    January 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I’d like to see the signals at that intersection revised: flashing yellow and red only. Make it uncontrolled unless pedestrians hit the walk button, then all phases (except pedestrian) red. I’d bet latency would improve without loss of throughput.

     
    • ladyfleur

      January 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Surely you jest. No one in cars would ever be able to cross Central in that case. Or is that your evil plan. Bwwwaaaahaha!

       
  2. Stuart M.

    January 10, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Is this the Castro intersection where you cross the Caltrain tracks?

     
    • Alex

      January 10, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Yup, they changed it to let both directions go straight before left turns. Not sure if it is then both go left, or if it is sensor activated. Should make it a lot easier for people driving from 101 or all the north bay shore tech jobs to get to all the new expensive villa housing.

       
      • ladyfleur

        January 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

        So far they’ve only changed the order: southbound from Moffett to Castro goes before northbound from Castro to Moffett now. They will be changing it from a 3-way signal to left turns first, then straight before too long. But they haven’t done that yet. It requires restriping to remove the combined left/straight lane from northbound Castro to Moffett.

         

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