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Smart fietsstoplichten Rotterdam measure the number of waiting passengers

Smart fietsstoplichten Rotterdam measure the number of waiting passengers

The municipality of Rotterdam test smart fietsstoplichten with heat detectors that can detect how much the waiting cyclists. If there are many, the light goes green.

The sensors hang in the form of beads above the traffic lights. They register on the basis of body heat, how many prospective cyclists are out there. If there are many, the light goes earlier and more often on green.

That means that motorists a bit longer to wait, says a councillor against the NIS. “Maybe a little longer, but it is not so that you as a motorist minutes longer stationary. At this time, cyclists are up to two minutes to wait, which is pretty long. Depending on how busy the waiting time for cyclists as’n thirty to fifty percent decrease.”

The smart traffic lights are currently on the Churchillplein in Rotterdam tested. It is intended that if the test is successful, the heat detectors in more places in the city.

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