UDOT Upgrades Signal Detection for Active Transportation Use

Motorists in St. George, Hurricane and Cedar City may notice new pavement markings at select intersections this week featuring a two-foot tall bicycle rider with a helmet. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is painting the symbols in conjunction with upgraded signal systems that detect not only motorized vehicles but also bicycles.
As UDOT works toward more comprehensive ways to optimize mobility and reach a goal of Zero Fatalities, the detection systems are making their way into urbanized areas where active transportation alternatives are becoming more common.