First Bike Signal in Southern Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. — A system used to avoid car and bicyclist collisions in Portland and Eugene is now working in Southern Oregon.

ODOT installed the first bicycle signal at Exit 14 in Ashland. The signal blinked to life on Wednesday, working just like a regular traffic signal, only the red, yellow, and green lights are in the shape of a bicycle, so there’s no confusion.

The new system is triggered by a camera which measures both bicyclist and vehicular traffic.