With Copenhagen's new traffic light system, cyclists and bus passengers will save quite a lot of travel time. If your preferred way of travelling is by car, you won't be that lucky, though.
Copenhagen has reportedly invested in 380 new intelligent traffic signals that will replace the traditional old red light and give priority to the buses and bicycles over cars. It is estimated that bus passengers will save between 5 and 20 percent of their travel time thanks to these new signals, while cyclists will benefit from up to 10 percent shorter travel times pushing the pedals.
Because traffic lights are all connected online, it will also be easier to regulate and control traffic, even ensuring green waves. If something goes wrong and the traffic lights need to be repaired on the spot, repairs will be completed faster than ever before due to more responsive overall traffic management.
According to the Cycling Embassy of Copenhagen, this is the first city in Scandinavia, to replace all traffic signals with intelligent signals.