The city of Santa Clarita has submitted a funding application for a technology that detects bicycles along local roads and increases cyclist safety.

Santa Clarita Clarita submitted an application to the Bicycle Transportation Account to request $390,564 in funding for the Bicycle Video Detection Project.

The technology uses cameras mounted on traffic signals to automatically detect the presence of a bicycle waiting at a traffic signal.

According to a city press release, the devices eliminate the need for cyclists to wait for a car to trigger traffic signals or dismount their bicycle to push the pedestrian button.

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