RE:FORM – The Traffic Signal Knows You’re There


For 99+ percent of our history as a species, the only time a human ever exceeded running speed was while galloping on a horse or falling to his death, and the onset of motorized travel was so rapid that our senses have struggled to catch up ever since. The design of our roads, and especially our intersections, is testament to this. We clear them of obstacles, smooth them over with asphalt, but especially, we fill them with information—stripes, signage, three-color traffic signals, and very recently, tiny blue LEDs that do nothing but turn on and off.

The Traffic Signal Knows You’re There: Making Intersections Smarter and Cyclists Safer – medium.com