Rotterdam Traffic Light Prioritizes Cyclists When It Rains

Cycling is probably one of the best ways to cross the city. But not when it rains. The city of Rotterdam is now helping brave cyclists in wet-weather conditions by turning the traffic lights green for them.

Earlier this week, rain sensors were installed at traffic lights in Rotterdam. As soon as the sensors become wet they start to prioritize cyclists by decreasing the average waiting time with 40 seconds.

Rain sensor

Cycling is an increasingly popular means of transport for Rotterdam urbanites. In the past year alone, bike traffic has increased with 10%. The traffic light rain sensors are one of 40 concrete measures from the local government to further stimulate cycling.