In Boise, Idaho, new camera operated traffic light controls are being installed that will detect the presence of a bicycle. Unlike the “In the pavement” type sensors, which for the most part don’t. The full story can be read here
Meanwhile in Columbus, Ohio, Sharrows are being added to N. High Street. Apparently one of that city's highest rated for bike/car collisions. Read that story here.
I particularly like this quote by Rick Tilton, spokesman for the city's Public Service Department.
"Cars should use the left lane to pass cyclists instead of trying to squeeze by, It's share the road - not share the lane."
We could use some sharrows here in Charleston, South Carolina. Savannah Hwy. (Route 17.) would be a good place to start.
It's good to see cities around the US making and effort to accommodate cyclists, and make their ride safer.
Are there any improvements recently made in your local area? And what about the UK, anything happening there at this time?