Sound Off: Traffic light timing
When driving north on Kentucky, the light at 14th Street has recently begun to turn red for no reason as you approach the intersection. There are no cars traveling east or west on 14th at the time. Why, then, does the light change?
There have not been any recent changes to the timing of this signal. It has been operating “fixed-time,” where each approach gets a green light at a predetermined time even if there are no vehicles or pedestrians waiting, similar to the downtown signals, for more than 10 years.