Smart traffic lights


"Since Copenhagen first introduced the “green wave” in 2004, timing the phasing of traffic lights to match the speed of cyclists instead of cars, traffic lights have become even cleverer. Some lights sense when there is a large number of cyclists, staying on green for longer to allow more through; while others – such as those in Odense – detect when it’s raining, giving cyclists priority so they spend less time in the inclement weather. Some lights, pioneered in Brabant in the Netherlands and introduced in Copenhagen last week, measure the congestion on bike paths and suggest alternate faster routes for cyclists."

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