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Green light for cyclists

20 July 2006 – In March, visitors of News from Amsterdam decided that the worst traffic light for cyclists is at the Frederiksplein. By now, the problem has been addressed, that is, for traffic turning left to the Westeinde. The municipality has taken another look at all traffic lights.

In the election of the worst traffic light, voters could choose among 31 traffic lights that had been nominated by visitors of the website. At that time, the municipality promised to examine all traffic lights to see whether the complaints could be remedied.

Recently, News from Amsterdam again examined the list with Kees Moons and Ane Wiersma of the municipality. Some complaints are unjustified, in their opinion, and about some others nothing can be done unfortunately.

However, there are also traffic lights where it is possible to do something about the waiting time. At some locations, cyclists should already perceive the difference; this is especially the case at the Frederiksplein and the Rokin / Dam crossing. In many cases however, the improvements will become effective during the next six months.

In March, the municipal department responsible for the traffic lights indicated that it might be important whether the new city government would at the outset come to an agreement on higher priority for cyclists. Such agreements have not been put on paper, but Moons nevertheless has the impression that slow traffic has a higher priority among the current government.

Comments on all 31 traffic lights (only in Dutch). More on the election


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