Saanich has installed an automatic bike detection sensor for cyclists using crossing the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Borden Street. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Bike detection sensors installed at busy Saanich intersection

Sensor detects cyclists waiting to cross at McKenzie Avenue, Borden Street

Cyclists riding through the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Borden Street will notice new bike detection sensors.

As part of the District’s Active Transportation Plan, lights equipped with automatic bike detection technology were added to the intersection which cyclists cross to access the Lochside Regional Trail, said Saanich spokesperson Kelsie McLeod.

“These signals indicate to cyclists that they have been detected by illuminating a cyclist icon,” she said.

McLeod added that new signage informs cyclists of the new crossing signals.

READ ALSO: Graffiti on Lochside sends pointed message to cyclists

READ ALSO: Saanich talks temporary allowance for roadside farm stands

Saanich’s Active Transportation Plan outlines intersections are “the connection point between people driving, riding transit, walking and cycling,” and that there are innovative ways to reduce conflicts between road users including protected intersections, multi-use crosswalks where cyclists don’t need to dismount and coloured zones to indicate areas where cyclists are travelling.

Aside from the new bike detection sensors, a number of other crossing treatments have been added for cyclists at the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Borden Street as part of the Borden Street and McKenzie Cycle Track. Additions include traffic lights specifically for north and southbound cyclists along with signage indicating that south and eastbound drivers cannot turn right on a red light and green paint on the bike lanes.


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

District of Saanich

Just Posted

Vancouver Island’s current COVID-19 case count officially hits zero

Of the 130 recorded Island Health cases, five people have died, 125 recovered

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to hear blind community’s case against Victoria bus stops

The Canadian Federation of the Blind says bike lanes can be dangerous

Point-guard lobs no-look, three-pointer for Oak Bay High video

Trick-shot only took three times, says Oak Bay teen

Name of victims ‘ripped down’ from Victoria display

Organizers feel the act is ‘malicious’

EDITORIAL: It’s time for Canada to admit to its own racism

Make no mistake, racism exists in Canada.

MAP: Dr. Henry reveals which B.C. regions have seen most COVID-19 cases

B.C. health officials release a first look at how the novel coronavirus has reached all corners of the province

Kelowna Mountie on desk duty following ‘aggressive’ arrest

The officer involved in an arrest that took place on May 30 in Kelowna has been placed on administrative duties

Protests shift to memorializing George Floyd amid push for change

‘There is something better on the other side of this,’ says Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom

Limit gun capacity to five bullets, victims group urges Trudeau government

Current limits are generally five bullets for hunting rifles and shotguns and 10 for handguns.

COVID-19: Closed B.C. businesses allowed to sell liquor stock

Sales allowed to other licensees that can reopen

Trudeau to offer premiers billions to help reopen the economy safely

Making a difference in municipalities is a pricey proposition

Vancouver Island First Nations gather to remember woman fatally shot by police

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council requests an independent investigation

COVID-19: Garage sales should follow mass gathering guidelines

No specific restrictions against popular yard sales taking place

Port Hardy school sending food home to students in need

Hunger doesn’t take the weekend — or a pandemic — off

Most Read