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Cincinnati installs new thermal traffic sensor to be more bike-friendly | WLWT

CINCINNATI —On a bike and the light won’t turn green? it’s a problem at many intersections in Cincinnati.
It’s a thermal traffic sensor. It detects the heat from cars and bicycles. It also has the technology, that when bicycles are detected, it can be programmed to allow a few extra seconds for the bike to clear the intersection.
Mel McVay, Cincinnati’s senior city planner of transportation, said that this intersection has the highest volume of bicycle traffic in the city and the intersection was in need of improvement for bicyclists.
“As we receive requests from people saying they are having a hard time triggering signals, we keep track of all of those, and this is one that people on bicycling were having trouble at, getting that green light.”