Columbia making traffic signals bike-friendly

One of the first tangible signs of progress in Columbia's ground-breaking $25 million non-motorized transportation program is now visible. The city is tuning several traffic signals to make sure they can detect bicycles. Columbia is going a step further by applying an innovative pavement marking to let bicyclists know exactly where to stop in order to get a green light.

Columbia Missourian: Sweet Spot at stop lights means less waiting for cyclists.

Most traffic signals that use pavement detectors or overhead video detectors can detect bicycles, but it often takes some trial and error for bicyclists to find the magic spot that trips the detector. Until pavement markings become more common in cities across the state, KCBike.Info has a guide to getting a green light.