Traffic lights can slow down bike commutes, so this new device uses speed cameras to help people time their rides perfectly

Say goodbye to twiddling your thumbs waiting for red lights to turn green! Thanks to Flo cycling system, you can now be told whether you need to speed up or slow down so you can avoid red lights completely.

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Springlab designed Flo, a Dutch cycling system, that uses speed cameras to inform cyclists about how they can avoid hitting the red light. These speed cameras are placed 100 meters before traffic lights in the city of Utrecht and the cameras calculate how much speed a cyclist needs to hit the green light.

The signals come in the form of animals. If a cyclist sees a rabbit, it means speed up to hit the green light. If it’s a turtle, the cyclist needs to slow down. If it’s a thumb’s up, the cyclist can maintain his or her speed. And lastly, if it’s a cow, the cyclist will definitely miss the green light no matter what speed.

Flo | Springlab

Say goodbye to twiddling your thumbs waiting for red lights to turn green! Thanks to Flo cycling system, you can now be told whether you need to speed up or slow down so you can avoid red lights completely.

Springlab designed Flo, a Dutch cycling system, that uses speed cameras to inform cyclists about how they can avoid hitting the red light. These speed cameras are placed 100 meters before traffic lights in the city of Utrecht and the cameras calculate how much speed a cyclist needs to hit the green light.