GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva drivers will soon find it’s quicker and easier to drive through much of the city at night, with 42 of the 456 traffic lights shifting to blinking orange lights at night. Of these, 15 will change once buses and trams stop running while the other 27 will move to orange from 22:00 to 05:00.
The change is scheduled for 15 September.
The move is designed to improve the flow of traffic and make driving through the city “more comfortable” city authorities said Friday. It applies only in zones where the speed limit is 50 kph and where the lights have been cleared for the change after safety checks.
Pedestrian lights will be turned off at these intersections, but drivers are being asked to remain alert to foot traffic. The canton will be running an education campaign linked to the change, in coming weeks.
A more sophisticated intelligent system is being tested, according to news agency ats.