Traffic project: Evergreen traffic lights for cyclists

Traffic project: Evergreen traffic lights for cyclists

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In the municipality of Aarhus in Denmark, 200 cyclists test a new system that promises more in future no waiting at red lights. Cyclists had in fact always give way. Can this work? Perhaps, after the test it is certainly smarter.

Agent to the front spokes of attached RFID chips produced a communication with detectors which are in turn a piece before the traffic lights. Cyclists pass through one of the detectors the next green light switches. The structure, which is so far only in emergency at a traffic light is one of the EU-project RADICAL (rapid deployment for intelligent cities and living) supported pilot project. A smoother progress for cyclists can cause in the future, people in major cities to get on the bike more and leave your car. Finally, red lights deter cyclists also regularly. This effect should work but also positive for motorists. So, there may be even fewer traffic accidents with cyclists according to the participating experts. Yes most of the time if a cyclist whizzes quickly via a traffic light which is actually already on red, it becomes difficult.

Traffic lights, that turn red even if just no to regulatory traffic there is actually, were already largely fitted with induction loops. Here, the traffic light detects whether or not is just needed to switch. The RFID chips make obsolete induction loop in turn and are also cheaper many times. Also the detection of cyclists at traffic lights with loops is problematic. Often, they’re not even recognized.