These RFID Tags Allow Danish Cyclists To Turn Traffic Lights Green

These RFID Tags Allow Danish Cyclists To Turn Traffic Lights

GreenSorry, cars: The bike always gets to go first.

It really must be heaven to be a cyclist in Denmark. You get lovely, dedicated infrastructure, like this new bridge. You get cities that run analyses showing how bikes are good for people, and cars aren’t. And now, if you live in Aarhus, you can get a special tag to help beat the traffic lights.Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, is currently running a trial where cyclists are given RFID tags that they attach to their wheels. As they approach a junction, the tag sends a signal to a nearby reader, which in turn switches the light to green. Cyclists never even have to stop, even as car drivers on the other side of the junction are brought to a standstill.

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2 thoughts on “These RFID Tags Allow Danish Cyclists To Turn Traffic Lights Green

  1. I lived in Denmark for a year back in the early 90s…at that time bicycles were the main source of transportation – people even road their little ones to school and day care on the back of bikes all bundled up in winter suits – and it appears this still holds true! This article shows that with continued focus on prioritizing cycling as the main source of transportation, along with needed infrastructure, we could learn a few things from the Danish approach…

  2. This is how it should be. As much as we speak about driver-less and emission free cars, the future of transportation should be the bicycle and in a perfect world infrastructure should be built to support it.

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