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COUNTDOWN TO GREEN

TWENTY EIGHT JANUARY, TWO THOUSAND AND THIRTEEN

Have we all noticed a worldwide trend to outfit traffic lights with a countdown device? But while some London traffic lights countdown to when the light will turn red again, the city planners in our native Netherlands are so much more intelligent by installing a countdown to green. So, while the British version pushes one to rush to make it across the road just in time, the Dutch method makes one realise there’s no need to risk death (or a ticket) but just wait, enjoy the gift of a few free bonus seconds, before getting on the move again. The delight of innovation! Facebook  Twitter


COMMENTS
  1. A:

    this is vastly intelligent and utterly inspiring, go Dutch!

  2. Rich:

    Here in Chongqing (China) they count down to the next change, be that a change to red or a change to green. So you always know..

  3. Stuart:

    Having nearly been killed a few times crossing roads in Amsterdam I welcome this technical tweak.

  4. Arati:

    We’ve had these installed in Mumbai for a while now (still a couple around, I think). It only makes people impatient. By the time it’s down to 5-4-3, they’ve sped off.

  5. Frankie Rosa:

    yeah go douche…..

  6. Philip:

    We’ve had these “countdown to green traffic lights” in Taipei for quite some time now, probably at least 6-7 years already…

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