Body heat-sensing cameras coming to Monon Trail

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – To help improve bicycle safety the city will instal new infrared cameras along the Monon Trail.  The technology senses a cyclists’ body heat to improve the flow of traffic and keep cyclists from running red lights.  “One of the reasons I don’t ride as often as I’d like to is because the intersections are so dangerous,” said Suzie Keller.  The thermal imaging cameras will be installed over the next two months at the intersection of 75 Street and Westfield Boulevard.  They allow for a green light to stay green longer to allow the cyclist through, or turns a red light green as the cyclist nears.  One of the issues the city has are the magnets at intersections that trigger a light to change. Those magnets don’t pick up bicycles.