Place cyclists in the ‘green’ spotlight!
We suggest an experiment to give cyclists at traffic lights maximum ‘green time’ and cars minimum ‘green time’. Car routes that currently get 60-80 seconds of green light, will get only 40 seconds of green light in our experiment. Bicycle routes will get till 20 seconds of green light. Waiting time for cyclists is then diminished with almost fifty percent per traffic light. Count your winnings!
Because of the great impact of the experiment on car traffic, we will only change the waiting time once or twice a year. For example, on the first day after summer holidays when schools start. We will not experiment around crowdy car traffic routes or near highways. We hope that our experiment will contribute to:
- a change in behavior for both parents with kids that go to school, and for the motorists/car drivers who must wait at this day for the cyclists.
- a change in the Amsterdam traffic system in the long run. Cars will no longer be central at intersections, but cyclists will be.