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Dublin cyclists to get Danish-style ‘green wave’ technology

Dublin cyclists to get Danish-style 'green wave' technology

Move will be accompanied by 20kph speed limit on College Green bus corridor Cyclists in Dublin are set to benefit from ‘greenwave’ traffic signals similar to ones already employed in the Netherlands and Denmark under an initiative that will also see a speed limit of 20 kilometres an hour imposed on a busy bus route in the Irish capital.

The Journal (link is external) reports that the proposals for the College Green bus corridor have been unanimously approved by Dublin City Council’s south-east area committee, with the changes due to be implemented next year subject to planning approval.

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Traffic lights will be synchronised to let people riding at a constant speed of 20 kilometres, or 12 miles, an hour meet a succession of green signals.

Proposed by Fine Gael councillor Paddy Smyth, who has produced a YouTube video showing how it would work in practice. He said: “The redesign of College Green in Dublin’s city centre will significantly increase the area dedicated to the pedestrian. This will dramatically improve the amenity of arguably the city’s most important civic space.

“However, the decrease in available road space means that cyclists […]

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