Flo’s first prototype was launched earlier this month along the Amsterdamsestraatweg in Utrecht. While this innovation might come in really handy for traffic on bike lanes, one might ask why Flo was designed the way it was. After all, the use of animals giving advice may seem a bit childish. Earlier versions of Flo included lovely minimalist light rails in the ground, showing an interactive green wave, that would tell cyclists whether to slow down or speed up. According to Springlab, the newer version is cheaper to implement throughout the whole city, but whether these add to the beauty of Utrecht’s public space is questionable.