Project Details

Copenhagen's Smart Traffic Lights

Improving traffic flow for both cyclists and public transit

By City of Copenhagen

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  • Community Strengthening
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Safety & Security
  • Geolocation
  • Internet
  • Mobile
  • Physical Computing

Copenhagen City Council approved the spending of 60 million kroner (about USD 9 million) to make bike transit more efficient by using a rider’s smartphone information. The intelligent traffic signals will replace the 35-year-old system and will improve traffic flow for both cyclists and public transit.

Pedestrians, bus drivers and cyclists can use their smartphones to get real-time traffic updates and also to send information. For example, if a bus is behind schedule, the driver can send an update and the traffic lights will react, helping the bus catch up.

Last updated: 05th of September, 2016

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