As a cyclist, travelling through a city centre can become laborious. Constant stopping at red lights kills any momentum built up whilst riding. Yet a new Dutch traffic light system may offer a solution to this.

The “Flo” system has been operating on a route in Utrecht since April. A blue kiosk placed next to bike paths, it uses sensors to ascertain cyclists’ speeds from over 120m before the next set of lights. It then gives them pictorial advice on what they need to do to catch the next green light.