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Lighrs fail to detect cycles

Reported in the Signal Stuck category anonymously at 15:35, Sun 12 July 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2196720.

Travelling North on Cotton End, turning right into New South Bridge Road. I made an extra effort to ride over the detection loops but the lights went through two full cycles without offering a tight turn filter until a motor vehicle came up behind. I have reported this 5 or 6 times previously and although I've had responses saying it's been fixed, I have never had the lights respond to me. It's almost as though cycling isn't considered a valid mode of using roads

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:35, Sun 12 July 2020

  • This issue is being investigated.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 17:01, Fri 31 July 2020

  • Thank you for contacting Northamptonshire Highways. Replacement detector cards have been sourced which have been installed within the controller. These have a wider sensitivity range. The detector loops rely on the presence of ferrous metals to detect. Most modern bicycles contain mostly carbon fibre and aluminium which cannot be detected. At present, there is no suitable detection approved for use in the UK available that can 100% reliably detected the presence of cyclists. We will continue to monitor the junction. We apologise for the delay in responding to your report. This has been due to sourcing the required parts.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 23:51, Tue 11 August 2020

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