Suggested Speed Limit: Take Two

An update to Tuesday’s entry about the timing of the lights on the Pine and Spruce bike lanes. The Bicycle Coalition weighed in today with some clarification and a fancy phrase:

We wrote about the Green Wave for bicycles back in January. The term ‘Green Wave’ applies to any road where signals are synchronized for traffic to flow during the green phase at a set speed. Last week the City unveiled its first Green Wave signs, posted on Spruce and Pine Streets for 20 mph (the lights are actually timed for vehicles travelling 22 mph; why the round down to 20 is unclear).