After efforts to impose a speed limit for bicycles on the Golden Gate Bridge were stifled by outspoken cyclists last year, the bridge district has struck a friendly compromise: digital speedometer signs. The first sign, which is more or less the same as one you might see on a busy street gently reminding motorists that they are driving way too fast, appeared in December on the west sidewalk and another will pop up soon on the bridge's east sidewalk.

The equipment tracks cyclists' speeds with sensors on the ground and according to folks from the bridge district, the signs are not an indicator that they want to start cracking down on speeding cyclists. Rather, they are just a handy way to help bikers keep an eye on their velocity and hopefully police themselves. Plans to establish a speed limit for bikes on the bridge are still on hold for the foreseeable future, and anyway, the bike advocacy groups approve of the speedometer setup.