Traffic Signal Bicycle Detection Upgrades

signal Detection cameras for cyclists

With its robust network of trails and bike lanes, Danville is a desirable destination for cyclists. Whether you're bike commuter, a weekend road biker, or simply riding downtown with your family to the Farmer's Market, Danville has a lot to offer. 

To support bicycle travel, the Town is working to enhance your biking experience through the installation of bicycle detection systems at signalized intersections. Traditional in-ground traffic signal detection systems are magnetic and can at times be problematic for detecting cyclists accurately and consistently. New video camera detection technologies help solve that problem.

When the cyclist arrives at a traffic signal equipped with the camera technology, it is able to "see" and recognize the bike and then places a call to signal.  A small green bicycle sign equipped with a blue bicycle light mounted on the signal pole (located to the cyclists right) will then illuminate to provide the cyclist with the message that they have been detected.

Photo of Traffic Signal Bike Video Detection Indication

Intersections with Video Detection and Bike Indication

The Town-wide Bicycle Facilities Improvements project resulted in the installation of 14 camera detection systems at seven key intersections along major cycling routes:

No.
Intersection
Direction
# Cameras
1Green Valley Rd / Diablo RdEastbound / Westbound2
2Diablo Rd / Ackerman Dr / El Cerro Blvd
Eastbound / Westbound/
Northbound
3
3Diablo Rd / Camino TassajaraEastbound/
Westbound
2
4Danville Blvd / El Cerro BlvdWestbound1
5Railroad Ave / Hartz Ave
Eastbound1
6
Sycamore Valley Rd / Brookside DrSouthbound1
7
San Ramon Valley Blvd / Railroad Ave / Hartz AveAll Directions4