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Traffic light sequence

Reported via iOS in the Traffic lights category by Andy May at 22:26, Wednesday 5 December 2018

Sent to Edinburgh City Council 4 minutes later

Traffic light sequence is silly. They change every 8 seconds whether a vehicle is coming or not. In busier periods this is not so bad as the sensors above the lights hold green a bit longer for either direction. However, during quieter times (the majority of the day and night) vehicles are requiring to break, stop and then accelerate unnecessarily. Pointless. Adding to wear and tear. Adding to pollution.

The main direction is north / south (Gilmerton Road). East / west is Kingston Avenue / Mount Vernon Road.

During quiter times, I constantly see vehicles travelling north / south having to stop for the silly sequence when nothing comes east / west before the cars are able to accelerate away.

It’s pointless. For over two years I have been reporting this.

The lights used to sit predominantly on green for the north / south and change to east / west when sensors detected the occasional vehicle travelling that direction.

The sequencing was different during rush hour.

This was common sense. But not for 2 years.

Please correct.

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