Copenhagen city council has introduced a traffic light system favouring cyclists on one of the capitals busiest thoroughfares. Cyclists commuting in and out of town on the Nrrebrogade now have a green wave of bike-lane traffic lights in their favour, timed to match average cycling speeds. Although travel times on the express bike-lane are expected to be reduced by only three minutes, city planners hope that the preferential treatment will motivate more Copenhageners to get on their bike. In the mean time, motorists on the Nrrebrogade will have to get used to being overtaken by cyclists during rush hour. Around 30,000 cyclists daily are expected to benefit from the new system.
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