Why are there cameras on top of some of the traffic signals?
The cameras communicate the presence of approaching vehicles to the traffic signal controller. The traffic signal controller responds by changing the signal to allow traffic movement as appropriate. Some intersections, where you don't see cameras, use vehicle detection loops embedded in the pavement to communicate to the traffic signal controller.

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1. How does the City pay for transportation projects?
2. Who do I contact about traffic issues or concerns?
3. How do I report a damaged or malfunctioning traffic signal?
4. Why are there cameras on top of some of the traffic signals?
5. Where can I learn about the City's plans to reduce traffic accidents at a particular location?
6. How do I request the City install a marked crosswalk at my intersection?
7. How do I request the City install a sidewalk or mark a crosswalk so my kids can walk safely to and from our neighborhood school?
8. I was almost in a crash in an unmarked intersection. How do I request the City install a four-way stop or traffic signal at this unsafe intersection?
9. How do I request the City lower the speed limit on my street?
10. How do I request the City install pedestrian ramps on the sidewalks in my neighborhood?
11. How do I request the City install a four-way stop at my intersection?
12. How do I request the City install bikeways in my neighborhood?
13. How do I request that a bus stop be added or moved?
14. Can the City do something to reduce cut through traffic in my neighborhood?
15. How do I request changes to the on-street parking regulations on my street?