What is video detection?
This is the newest technology used by the city. Video cameras, such as those at Denison Avenue and Kimball Avenue, are installed on the traffic signal mast arms. The camera recognizes vehicles entering a designated area of the street and sends a message to the signal controller indicating the presence of a vehicle. This system does an excellent job of detecting the presence of motorcycles and bicycles.

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1. What method does the city use to detect vehicles at traffic signals?
2. How does an inductive loop work?
3. Does the weight of my vehicle matter?
4. What has the city done to improve detection of motorcycles and bicycles?
5. What is video detection?
6. How do I report a traffic signal malfunction?