As a bicycle commuter known to try out different things to trigger lights, as well as using a stopwatch to time them, I notice when the timing of stoplights change. The repaving of 44th Street in Phoenix has, at least temporarily, resulted in what seems like a change in the stoplight timing with great advantages for the bicycle commuter. In the video above, I show how well it works. This video is representative of what I have experienced on my recent commutes, too: I now have enough time to make it to the turn-off before being overtaken by northbound traffic. These few extra seconds are HUGE. Compare it to my previous video below.
It seems that there are 10 to 20 more seconds in the cycle, which is more than enough time to make the turn. I wanted to be super-accurate about this timing, but since it was a Saturday morning, picture me in a low-caffeine state rolling up to a stoplight trying to activate the stopwatch, take a photo of the sensing loop, make sure the camera was recording, and watch the light and traffic to make a safe turn. I succeeded at the essentials except for careful timing. So the 10-20 second observation is based on reviewing the video, as well as my subjective experience this week. Adding in 20 seconds to the light is all that is, or would be, needed, that is clear in the videos. I hope that it stays this way, but my uncertainty derives from the ongoing construction in this zone. The extended timing may just be while they finish the repaving and repainting.
Here's the same zone going back the other way, for comparison, also on a Saturday morning. At rush hour, it's a much more frantic turn for a bicycle commuter, for sure.
Southbound shows the significant differences. That entering driveway about 2/3 of the way through, the five lanes of traffic to negotiate, the odd angle of the intersection itself all come into play. The video speaks for itself, I think, just one more thing to show you:
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