Amsterdam Launches Experiment at Intersections with LED Light

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands and the country’s most populated city, is launching a new trial with LED lighting at intersections. Thanks to this remarkable lighting, it is aimed for cyclists to see the red light more easily and to prevent accidents.

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 08:01

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands and the country’s most populated city, is launching a new trial with LED lighting at intersections.

At Ferdinand Bolstraat & Stadhouderskade junction, one of the busy and dangerous intersections of the capital, LED lighting was applied to the ground. Thanks to this remarkable lighting, it is aimed for cyclists to see the red light more easily and to prevent accidents.

The intersection, frequented by cyclists, had a bad reputation. Cyclists were generally not paying attention to traffic lights at this intersection and were passing at a red light. In the last 3 years, 3 serious injuries and 1 fatal accident occurred at the intersection. On the other hand, a new LED light has been used to make the red light more effective.

The LED light runs on the ground along the cycle path and works simultaneously with the traffic lights. When the red light is on for the vehicles, the light band on the ground also turns red. The bright light is easily visible to cyclists.

The innovative ground-mounted LED traffic light has been placed at two points at the intersection for now. With the help of this application, it is planned to investigate the effect of LED light and to spread the ground lights throughout the country according to the research results.

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