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Although it's not going to work for colourblind users, and there's no amber&red phase which is kinda needed..

Traffic lights with count-down timers are fairly common in certain parts of the world. I've seen them in China, India and I think Singapore too. Must be loads more.

Apart from the bizarre grammar in the system you've mentioned, simple count-down timers don't require replacing any of the existing lights.

Cheers, Rich

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JL said...

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Countdown traffic lights are brilliant, they have them in one of the emirates here - Ajman, I think, don't really matter. If you know you have 3 minutes before the lights change, you can easily kill that amount of time on your phone without having to look up every 5 seconds to see if the lights have changed; they make a real difference to the whole traffic nastiness.

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JL said...

Countdown traffic lights are brilliant, they have them in one of the emirates here - Ajman, I think, don't really matter. If you know you have 3 minutes before the lights change, you can easily kill that amount of time on your phone without having to look up every 5 seconds to see if the lights have changed; they make a real difference to the whole traffic nastiness.

will be brilliant for traffic light GP, engage launch control ;)

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Amber + red isn't necessary; just look at continental lights where amber is only lit between green and red, not at all between red and green.

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Turkey has countdown traffic lights and I seem to remember them having them in Crete also.

On the subject of traffic lights, I've always thought the US idea of allowing right-turns on red (would be left over here) excellent. I'm also a fan of the low-level repeaters that some countries have (I know Dubai has them).

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Delphi said...

I'm also a fan of the low-level repeaters that some countries have (I know Dubai has them).

Any phonecall here will have you instantly connected to a low-level repeater :lol:

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Delphi said...

On the subject of traffic lights, I've always thought the US idea of allowing right-turns on red (would be left over here)

Wouldn't be as necessary if they adopted more roundabouts (or "circles" as they call them)

More and more roundabouts in the UK are disappearing and being replaced by traffic light junctions.

Very sad.

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exiges said...

Wouldn't be as necessary if they adopted more roundabouts (or "circles" as they call them)

My only experience of a roundabout in the US was one on the outskirts of Boston. It was the very definition of chaos. Only me and a few locals had any clue what to do.

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Countdowns on green are a very bad idea, as they encourage racing to "catch the lights".

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Delphi said...

On the subject of traffic lights, I've always thought the US idea of allowing right-turns on red (would be left over here) excellent.

If there is an ambition of getting more people cycling/walking this would probably not be a good idea.

As it stands I am continually perplexed by the notion that cars have right of way when it comes to cyclists and pedestrians.

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Delphi said...

Turkey has countdown traffic lights and I seem to remember them having them in Crete also.

On the subject of traffic lights, I've always thought the US idea of allowing right-turns on red (would be left over here) excellent. I'm also a fan of the low-level repeaters that some countries have (I know Dubai has them).

It was like the worst thing ever for pedestrians. Crossing the road to the otherside and making it alive is a real achievement in New York :lol:
They could implement it in Chelsea though as there are no bloody lights for pedestrians in most areas.

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DeskJockey said...

As it stands I am continually perplexed by the notion that cars have right of way when it comes to cyclists and pedestrians.

They don't on cycle lanes and pavements.

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DeskJockey said...

As it stands I am continually perplexed by the notion that cars have right of way when it comes to cyclists and pedestrians.

Are you serious?

How else would traffic actually ever manage to travel anywhere in towns?

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DeskJockey said...

Delphi said...

On the subject of traffic lights, I've always thought the US idea of allowing right-turns on red (would be left over here) excellent.

If there is an ambition of getting more people cycling/walking this would probably not be a good idea.

As it stands I am continually perplexed by the notion that cars have right of way when it comes to cyclists and pedestrians.

It's not quite that simple either.

DeskJockey said...

As it stands I am continually perplexed by the notion that cars have right of way when it comes to cyclists and pedestrians.

Care to enlighten the rest of us?

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