It’s now safer and probably a little bit quicker to ride your bike through Novato’s biggest intersections.
Ten roadway junctions in Novato that have the highest usage by bicyclists recently received upgrades worth $348,000 by the Marin County Department of Public Works. The money came from a federal grant from the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program. In all, 31 traffic signals in Marin County received enhanced signal detection for cyclists as part of the $25 million grant.
“I am delighted that Marin is enhancing signal detection for bicyclists,” Marin County Supervisor Judy Arnold, who represents most of Novato, said in a release. “It is a key safety improvement for our county that will encourage increased bicycle riding.”
The installations provided video cameras or bicycle-specific sensors embedded in the pavement to address safety and operational concerns, according to county public works chief Farhad Mansourian, a Novato resident. The cameras cannot be used for red light enforcement, he said.
The improvements were made at the following intersections:
- Alameda Del Prado at Ignacio Boulevard
- South Novato Boulevard at Arthur Street
- Nave Drive at Main Gate Road
- Redwood Boulevard at De Long/Diablo Avenues
- South Novato Boulevard at Rowland Boulevard
- Simmons Lane at Novato Boulevard
- Wilson Avenue at Novato Boulevard
- Redwood Boulevard at Rowland Boulevard
- Redwood Boulevard at San Marin Drive/Atherton Avenue
- Novato Boulevard at Tamalpais Avenue
For more information about cycling in Marin, check here.