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Traffic lights

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Groningen, Herebrug-Zuiderpark, all directions green. In order to make traffic lights more bicycle-friendly, local authorities in Groningen often use the solution of providing cyclists with a green light for all directions (ARG) simultaneously. In this case the ARG-arrangement at the intersection Herebrug-Zuiderpark is shown.

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Amsterdam, Raadhuisstraat, green wave. In the autumn of 2007 Raadhuisstraat in Amsterdam was provided with a green wave for cyclists. At an average speed of 18 kilometres an hour cyclists encounter eleven green traffic lights in a row. The green wave for cyclists works in both directions. Motor vehicles and public transport benefit from the new regime as well, but to a lesser degree. With video simulation.

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In 1996 the first waiting-time predictor was installed in the town of Zwolle. By now technical improvements have advanced to the stage where ever more local authorities decide to deploy these. A wide range of predictors have come onto the market. Video added.

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Copenhagen, Norrebrogade, green wave for cyclists. Local authorities in Copenhagen have installed a green wave for cyclists affecting 12 traffic lights over a stretch of road of over 2 kilometres. The effects on travel times and cyclist comfort are very positive. Transport by bus is however adversely affected. We especially recommend the attached video.

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Utrecht, Biltstraat-F.C. Dondersstraat, traffic lights. As a result of the construction of a bus lane this intersection became so complex that in the current situation a bicycle-friendly arrangement of the traffic lights is very difficult. Diagonal bicycle crossings, absolute priority for high-grade public transport and a railway crossing. With video impression.

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Oosterhout, intersection Holtroplaan-Europaweg, rain-sensitive traffic light. Local authorities in Oosterhout installed rain-sensitive traffic lights on July 2, 2007. When it rains cyclists are treated almost as preferentially as buses are.

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Kampen, Europa-Allee, bicycle crossing with traffic lights on demand. In the re-design of the Europa-Allee a major bicycle crossing has been adapted as well. The length of the crossing has been shortened, so most cyclists may cross without invoking the aid of the traffic lights. If so desired, less adroit cyclists may demand a green light by using the push button.

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Utrecht, Vredenburg, Catherijnenbaan, traffic lights. Luuk Misdom, a council traineee, found that traffic lights at this intersection employed longer cycle times than were actually necessary. Within his training period a number of simple adaptations have been executed that benefit all transport modalities. With video impression.