In Holland, a special lighting project was designed to provide extra security for pedestrians using telephone at crossings. Designed by ‘HIG Traffic Systems‘ company in Bodegraven, the + Lightlines pilot project aims to attract the attention of the broadcasts due to the laser-like illumination of the LED strips that emit yellow, green and red light according to traffic signals.
In fact, the concept is not entirely new: a similar work in Augsburg is being used as an internal warning system during train transit, and another similar work is being tested in Australian Sydney City gateways. However, the work called + Lightlines in Bodegraven comes as a different system with the help of a thin strip LED that can fit comfortably in pavement blocks or in the joints between paving stones in order to provide maximum visibility at any time of day.
The project, which is planned to be actively implemented in each region in the following period, currently includes only a few junctions near some schools within the context of pilot implementation. The company behind the project (HIG Traffic Systems) says they will make the application more widespread if they are successful, but Dutch road safety organization WN described the project as a flawed solution. Veilig Verkeer from the group of Dutch road safety lobbies said, “Even if it is brilliant, this solution would reward bad behavior” for the project.