Being in traffic will be greener and safer

When I get around the web I come across heaps of cool things that due to lack of time never really make it onto our blog, but I thought I share these 2 concepts with you as I think they are awesome and deserve to be mentioned because they make the world a safer and greener place.

The countdown traffic light

I have seen traffic lights with big number displays next to them telling you when it will turn green again, but this concept is so much simpler and makes a lot of sense.



The designer Damjan Stanković sees his idea saving energy — when motorists know there’s plenty of time until the light turns green, they’ll shut their engines off to conserve fuel.

I like it and it should be implemented everywhere.
found here


The laser wall pedestrian lights


The Virtual Wall is designed as a replacement for traffic lights and if made would use "plasma laser beams" to project silhouettes of moving people into the path of oncoming traffic.

Supposedly this would calm traffic and make drivers more careful around the soft humans as they cross the street.


the concept is simple in theory but making lasers appear like that would require something for the lasers to be reflected on and the price for one of these is probably more than the normal traffic light which means it will never see the day of light.

Too bad I think it would improve safety on our streets for pedestrians.
found here

5 Responses to Being in traffic will be greener and safer

  1. Jon Moss says:

    I really like these – clever and, the first seems to be something that could be implemented relatively swiftly.

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