Technology Update (March 2016)

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Traffic lights that recognise, favour cyclists

Forty per cent of residents in Copenhagen commute by bikes and have access to a city-wide network of protected bike lanes and sleek infrastructure built just for them. The city aims to be carbon-neutral by the year 2025.

To achieve this goal, the city’s latest intelligent transport systems action plan calls for making riding a bike or taking the bus more appealing. Copenhagen wants to cut bus travel times by five per cent to 20 per cent and cycling travel times by ten per cent, among other measures. To do that, the city is installing 380 intelligent traffic signals that will spot and prioritise buses and bikes. This will ensure that traffic flows better, so people can save time in the greenest possible way.


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