Nothing has changed since NYS DOT added another five seconds to the green phase on Burnett Blvd in front of their Region 8 HQ building to give bicyclists a generous ten seconds to cross six lanes of traffic from a standing start.
The Subaru WRX next to us will have no trouble clearing the intersection:
Ten seconds later, he’s far down the road (barely visible under the median signage) and I’m just lining up with the third traffic lane:
Four seconds later, traffic on Rt 55 gets a green signal and I’m almost lined up on the far side:
You’d think with all the emphasis on bicycling these days, NYS DOT would be receptive to change, but … there’s a reason I’m such a bitter, cynical person on that subject.