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Old August 3rd, 2007, 04:59 PM   #41
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i love that system, looks trendy

no, in the country i live in, they don´t use it
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Old August 5th, 2007, 03:12 PM   #42
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Romania has them.
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Old August 5th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #43
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Today, I'm in Stara Zagora(one of the biggest cities in Bulgaria)..I found many of these counters, near every traffic light..And i'm really impressed.
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Old August 6th, 2007, 12:44 PM   #44
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Lots of them appearing in Riga Centre and also in suburbs - and they are going to install most of traffic lights with these indicators in coming years. They are helpful both for pedestrians and for cars - but mostly for pedestrians. When I am walking, it helps to save time - when I see that at one direction there is still 30 sec to wait, I am walking in another direction until the next crossing.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 10:20 AM   #45
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I've seen them in Havana, cuba. But for pedestrians only. At a crossing, first the cars from one direction have green, then the cars from the other and then all trafic gets a red light and then pedestrians may cross in every direction. Pedestrians had to wait longer but it was indicated with a timer.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #46
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In Denmark we have them for pedestrians... but not cars - they will have to do with the yellow light in the middle..
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Old August 8th, 2007, 11:13 AM   #47
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We have them in Mexico, but only for pedestrians as some other countries...

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Old August 8th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #48
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Such things are in holland becoming more popular, at least for pedestrians and cyclists, though the're still rare. For the usual traffic I've seen only one of such count-down, in Apeldoorn.

But I think like in Amsterdam for instance these things wouldn't work. Everybody's crossing the red light anyway...
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Old August 8th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #49
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There are some in the Philippines, i haven't seen any in the US.
I only saw one in Manila. Its the one in Roxas Blvd. right by Rajah Solayman Park.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #50
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In California some pedestrian walk signals have countdowns, but they are only used in case a pedestrian pushes the button However, since the time allocated for pedestrians is almost always longer than the time allocated for cars, the pedestrian countdown can be used in 99% to estimate how long cars too get a green signal. Briefly speaking, I use the pedestrian countdown to see how soon my light will change and if I can safely beat the intersection.
Now that is not the safest way to drive!
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Old August 8th, 2007, 12:36 PM   #51
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Advantage -cost savings

Can you imagine how much cost this would save? Fuel cost.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #52
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I saw these in Havana, Cuba. Maybe in Mexico City, too, but for pedestrians only.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #53
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We have them in India, but only in urban areas (obviously, where there is a lot of congestion)

In Canada I have not seen them, but Ive seen the pedestrian ones
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Old August 10th, 2007, 08:40 PM   #54
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Ive seen such things in Vancouver, Canada
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Old August 11th, 2007, 11:02 PM   #55
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Toronto doesn't it have it for car traffic but as mentioned, for pedestrian traffic its everywhere and as a driver you can use it too. Its useful cause when you see that the countdown is almost done, it allows people to slow down more efficiently before the signal turns red. Otherwise many drivers have to speed up cause they suddenly see yellow and they are going too fast to slow down at the light which makes the situation dangerous.

Also they have it in the major cities in Bangladesh for car traffic and its very useful for controlling asian traffic.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #56
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i have just got an information that first count-down traffic lights in Croatia are installed recently in city of Varaždin!
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Old December 25th, 2007, 11:40 AM   #57
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Old December 25th, 2007, 02:33 PM   #58
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i have just got an information that first count-down traffic lights in Croatia are installed recently in city of Varaždin!
We have them for pedestrians on Zagrebacka avenue.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #59
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Here in Greece, also, we don't have such traffic lights....who knows maybe in the future!!!
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Old December 26th, 2007, 08:20 PM   #60
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I like this system, I wish we had it
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