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    Green light for cyclists in the rain

    Infrastructure in Holland is pretty well adapted to cyclists; there is always room for improvement though. Loosely translated:

    ¨The city of Groningen (Netherlands) will accommodate cyclists with less red lights when it rains. In the traffic lights, rain sensors are placed. If it rains or snows, cyclists will get more green lights.

    A trial with the sensors was a success. The sensors led to many positive responses from cyclists and other road users. There was no longer waiting time for the other traffic due to the sensors.

    In the future, the municipality will place sensors in all traffic lights that are replaced.¨

    http://nos.nl/artikel/427910-groen-l...bij-regen.html

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    It's hard to even imagine government being that enthusiastic. Maybe you should cross post this in the P&R forum as a shining example.
    mainlytext.com/bike.html Bicycling in winter, the entertainment version

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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandArthur View Post

    ¨The city of Groningen (Netherlands) will accommodate cyclists with less red lights when it rains. In the traffic lights, rain sensors are placed. If it rains or snows, cyclists will get more green lights.

    A trial with the sensors was a success. The sensors led to many positive responses from cyclists and other road users. There was no longer waiting time for the other traffic due to the sensors.

    In the future, the municipality will place sensors in all traffic lights that are replaced.¨


    In other news, sales of Super Soakers have gone way up in Groningen...

    super-soaker-50.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
    In other news, sales of Super Soakers have gone way up in Groningen...

    super-soaker-50.jpg
    That was my first thought, too. But I wonder why the other road users would give a positive review to the changes, as it presumably would result in longer light waits for them. Maybe a big percentage of them are also bicyclists.
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