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Old May 18th, 2015, 09:01 PM   #721
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Also in Italy the traffic light is repeated on the other side of the junction, not everywhere but commonly.
Of course if You place a TL You have to deal with the fact that it shall not be misunderstood. Accurancy in placing the lamps is compulsory. Therefore different screenshapes for pedestrians, trams, aso. have been developed, and maybe more are needed.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 09:29 PM   #722
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To merge two different messages within the same frame is mostly controverse: it's not only the aspect but also the position which is giving the message. And this message must be easy to comprehend for someone moving quite fast.
I would have preferred a red light in the upper position which alights when the tram signal is open. Of course the three-light-signal is better.
Especially for the color blind.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 08:57 AM   #723
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Well, at least in Europe we don't have traffic lights for cars on the opposite side of the junction.
I would be very careful in posting statements like "we Europeans". There are several ways to setup the traffic lights, and putting repeater lights behind the intersection is not uncommon. As said, it is the default setup in the Nordic countries, for instance.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 10:07 AM   #724
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Well, at least in Europe we don't have traffic lights for cars on the opposite side of the junction. Therefore it is impossible to confuse the traffic lights for cars (on your side) with the traffic light for pedestrians (on the opposite side).
That's not true. Most of Western European countries don't have traffic lights for cars on the opposite side of the junction. But Nothern countries like Norway, Finland, Sweden (with some exceptions), Estonia (with some exceptions) have them. Most of ex-sowjet countries have traffic lights on the opposite side of the junction. 2012 Lithuania has changed laws and now there are no traffic lights on the opposite side in new junctions.

Before reconstruction:

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Still, pedestrian signals are almost always perpendicular to the traffic lights for vehicles, and they also lack the yellow light. So far I've never seen anyone mistake such lights for the regular ones.
Some countries, like Ireland, Italy have yellow light for pedestrians. In Lithuania because of old dumb law (1995-2012) some cities have installed three color traffic lights for pedestrians. My best photo from Vilnius:

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=510&pictureid=52187[/IMG]

Then these traffic lights were changed - black pedestrian silhouettes were installed.

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=510&pictureid=55329[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=510&pictureid=55330[/IMG]

Since 2012 only two-color pedestrian traffic lights are installed:

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Old May 19th, 2015, 06:19 PM   #725
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Some new traffic lights in Vilnius, Molėtų pl. - Skersinės g. intersection:

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1791&pictureid=55263[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1791&pictureid=55264[/IMG]



[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1791&pictureid=55267[/IMG]

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[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1791&pictureid=55261[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1791&pictureid=55262[/IMG]



[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1791&pictureid=55265[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1791&pictureid=55266[/IMG]

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Old May 19th, 2015, 11:31 PM   #726
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Weird traffic lights in Tianjin (China) that I saw. They "count down" in the colour before changing to the next colour. Not sure how practical they are, and they completely HATE anyone who is colourblind, but they were "interesting" anyway.



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Old May 20th, 2015, 04:29 PM   #727
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reminds me the vision designs for İstanbul: http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/isiklarius/
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Old May 20th, 2015, 10:20 PM   #728
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Wire lights seem very common on Long Island..


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Old May 21st, 2015, 02:37 AM   #729
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They are quite common in the East Coast. Out west, they are typically only used for temporary installations.
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Old May 21st, 2015, 07:22 PM   #730
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I really like the blue-arrow signs on top of lanes in Eastern Europe, they would come in handy here.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 05:35 AM   #731
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They are quite common in the East Coast. Out west, they are typically only used for temporary installations.
Using span guy wires and cables to hang traffic lights is also very common in the Southern US and some Midwestern states such as Ohio and Michigan.

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Old May 22nd, 2015, 06:30 AM   #732
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That "one lane, one traffic light" thing is a thing too in some places in US.

In the Greater Toronto Area I've seen the even stranger, two "left turn signal" traffic lights for a single left turn lane (weird as ****)
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Old May 26th, 2015, 12:52 AM   #733
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That "one lane, one traffic light" thing is a thing too in some places in US.

In the Greater Toronto Area I've seen the even stranger, two "left turn signal" traffic lights for a single left turn lane (weird as ****)
In that case isn't one together with the other lights and the other at the left side of the intersection mounted onto a pole at the corner? There doesn't seem to be any standardization as to the positioning of the left turn signal, hence placing it twice.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 11:22 PM   #734
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New traffic lights in Kaunas, Lithuania. Are the constructions american style?

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1785&pictureid=55719[/IMG]

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Old May 31st, 2015, 10:18 AM   #735
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New traffic lights in Kaunas, Lithuania. Are the constructions american style?
This I would call American style

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Old June 5th, 2015, 12:20 PM   #736
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New Flashing No Turn on Red signs are being added to Traffic Lights in Downtown Stamford


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many traffic lights in this thread seems too old,
why don't they use LEDs?
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many traffic lights in this thread seems too old,
why don't they use LEDs?
Some of them use different lens or filters over the LEDS
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flashing red lights on no turn on red sign?
The flashing red would imply a STOP condition so we could turn

LED traffic lights aren't very good... in Canada they have had problems as they accumulate snow, but don't make enough waste heat to melt it. The cost to send someone to clean the light is many times more than the energy savings...
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LED traffic lights aren't very good... in Canada they have had problems as they accumulate snow, but don't make enough waste heat to melt it. The cost to send someone to clean the light is many times more than the energy savings...
Just lack of innovation.

LED traffic lights do outperform the traditional ones in several dimensions: lifecycle, brightness, energy saving, and easiness to focus. In arctic conditions, a heating resistor grid can be put in front of the LED array for the winter, and the energy saving still is substantial.
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