Groningen to aid wet cyclists with rain sensors
Groningen cyclists can look forward to spending a bit less time caught in the rain, as their city council plans to install sensors in some traffic lights which will reduce waiting times for cyclists in the rain and snow, as reported by NOS.
A test sensor was already installed at an intersection near the Oosterbrug, and received many positive reactions from cyclists and other road users. The sensor is able to detect when it is raining or snowing, and if so turns green more quickly for cyclists.
The city council claims that these sensors do not lead to longer wait times for the other traffic.
Now that the test sensor has been deemed a success, the city council plans to install the rain sensors at a handful of additional intersections, and in the future would like to place rain sensors in all newly installed traffic lights.