Post by DontDentMyCar on Apr 29, 2014 11:14:12 GMT -5
The traffic light video was interesting.
Like it said, looked chaotic. It's like pedestrians avoiding each other on a sidewalk, but faster. But what was really missing were lots of pedestrians added to the mix. If it's all bicyclists like most of the clips seems like people get along and manage. The mass of bicyclists also makes it clear the light is red for vehicles (but there is an issue of a vehicle mistaking the green bike light for a green vehicle light if only by accident).
Having the bike traffic light also looks like it gets all bicyclists to stop at the light, and as the vid suggests there's too much traffic anyway.
In the US my guess is cities wouldn't want to pay for the extra traffic lights, or figure out how to coordinate the two sets of lights… all about cost.
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