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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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there is an intersection by by home that I go through 90 percent of the time I drive. My bike would not trigger the traffic light, so I waited the required time and "ran" the red light. on Sunday I filled out an online form with the city letting them know my problem, I received a phone call at noon Monday from one of the city engineers letting me know he adjusted the settings for that light, gave me his cell number and wanted me to let him know if he adjusted it enough - works great now - what service! just a note that some people at city hall do listen.
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Sweeeeet! Wish our local DoT was like that
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Half way through your post I thought you were gonna say they issued you a ticket. That would be typical.

Instead it turned out to be refreshing news that sometimes...sometimes you can get through the bureaucracy and the system works! Thanks for sharing that.
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there is an intersection by by home that I go through 90 percent of the time I drive. My bike would not trigger the traffic light, so I waited the required time and "ran" the red light. on Sunday I filled out an online form with the city letting them know my problem, I received a phone call at noon Monday from one of the city engineers letting me know he adjusted the settings for that light, gave me his cell number and wanted me to let him know if he adjusted it enough - works great now - what service! just a note that some people at city hall do listen.
I had the same (similar) experience here in my home town. In my case, it only took a phone call. The next day the light was fixed!
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there is an intersection by by home that I go through 90 percent of the time I drive. My bike would not trigger the traffic light, so I waited the required time and "ran" the red light. on Sunday I filled out an online form with the city letting them know my problem, I received a phone call at noon Monday from one of the city engineers letting me know he adjusted the settings for that light, gave me his cell number and wanted me to let him know if he adjusted it enough - works great now - what service! just a note that some people at city hall do listen.

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Wow that is great and from a City no less!
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That's pretty sweet. I'd try and find out who his boss is and let his boss know how pleased you are with his promptness and professionalism. A happy report like that will look good on his record if he tries to get a promotion.
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That's pretty sweet. I'd try and find out who his boss is and let his boss know how pleased you are with his promptness and professionalism. A happy report like that will look good on his record if he tries to get a promotion.
This is a fantastic suggestion. We humans are much more likely to send complaints to the powers that be and not compliments or positive feedback. You received excellent service, so why not take a moment to give him credit?

Great story too! I also assumed you were gonna say they sent you a ticket, so color me pleasantly surprised!
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That's awesome how accommodating they were. Another suggestion, for places not in a hometown. If you throw a small magnet somewhere on the underside of your bike it helps trip the sensor, making it think you are larger than you are.

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