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53 Traffic-Reducing Initiatives

From Bluetooth Traffic Sensors to Lighted Pedestrian Crosswalks

— August 8, 2017 — Eco
Congested traffic is a problem that plagues almost every major city, but these traffic-reducing initiatives are working to solve this.

Many cities like Montreal, Dubai and Paris are keen on investing in these traffic-reducing systems in order to improve road conditions. Notable examples include systems that aim to remove traffic from the roads, like 'Workhorse's' personal commuter helicopter, to those that work to reduce the number of collisions on the road, like the 'Lighted Zebra Crossings' in the Netherlands.

Many of these ideas are connected to an environmental benefit like reduced carbon emissions or the promotion of a vibrant local ecology. This suggests an increased global awareness as well as a willingness from law-makers to invest in solving of the damaging environmental effects of blocked traffic.
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Congestion-Fighting Traffic Apps
Congestion-Fighting Traffic Apps
The VicRoads App Alerts Drivers to Road and Traffic Conditions
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Traffic-Avoiding Car Apps
Traffic-Avoiding Car Apps
Waze for Android Auto Brings the App to Your Car's Infotainment System
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49
Radio-Interrupting Ambulances
Radio-Interrupting Ambulances
This Emergency Vehicle Alert System Hijacks Car Radios in Sweden
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48
Multi-Level Car Tunnels
Multi-Level Car Tunnels
Elon Musk's 'The Boring Company' is Creatively Tackling Traffic Jams
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47
Autonomous Public Transportation Systems
Autonomous Public Transportation Systems
BIG and Hyperloop One Will Build Hyperloop Pods in Dubai
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46
Integrated Mapping Apps
Integrated Mapping Apps
The OneMap App Combines Map Services With Traffic Updates
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45
Traffic-Alleviating Apps
Traffic-Alleviating Apps
The Darb App Offers Route Alternatives to Reduce Traffic Congestion
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44
Optimal Traffic Light Detectors
Optimal Traffic Light Detectors
Audi's Traffic Light Information System Helps You Hit Green Lights
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43
Traffic-Updating Buses
Traffic-Updating Buses
Transport for London Now Has Buses with Real-Time Traffic Updates
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42
Interactive Traffic Map
Interactive Traffic Map
Interactive Map Steers You Clear of Los Angeles' Most Dangerous Roads
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41
Autonomous Garbage Trucks
Autonomous Garbage Trucks
Volvo is Testing Out an Autonomous Waste Collection Vehicle
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40
Cyclist Traffic Light Sensors
Cyclist Traffic Light Sensors
The Spring Lab Flo Sensor Helps Cyclists Catch Green Lights
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39
Countdown Traffic Lights
Countdown Traffic Lights
The 'FIK' City Traffic Lights Indicate How Much Time is Left on a Stage
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38
Electric Car Charging Towers
Electric Car Charging Towers
Ennead Architects' Car Charging Tower Could Replace Gas Stations
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37
Single-Person Travel Pods
Single-Person Travel Pods
'rLoop' Offers a Fast and Cost-Effective Way for One Person to Travel
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36
Folding Electric Bikes
Folding Electric Bikes
Brompton Electric's Collapsible Electric Bike is Portable and Sturdy
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35
Safe Turning Intersections
Safe Turning Intersections
'Continuous Flow Intersections' Speed Up Traffic and Reduce Accidents
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34
Rapid Tube-Based Commuting
Rapid Tube-Based Commuting
Hyperloop One Hopes to Connect Helinski to Stockholm in 30 Minutes
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33
Jaywalking Prevention Sensors
Jaywalking Prevention Sensors
France Is Using Motion Sensors to Stop Pedestrians from Jaywalking
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32
Groundbreaking Solar Panel Roads
Groundbreaking Solar Panel Roads
France Has Built the World's First Solar-Powered Road
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31
Bluetooth Traffic Sensors
Bluetooth Traffic Sensors
Montreal is Using Mobile Devices and Sensors for Traffic Monitoring
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30
Quick-Charging Electric Buses
Quick-Charging Electric Buses
Hyundai's 'Elec City' Bus is Fully Charged in Just Over an Hour
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29
Safety-Enforcing Crosswalk Gates
Safety-Enforcing Crosswalk Gates
China's Jaywalking Turnstiles Prevent Crossing Against the Light
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28
Pavement-Level Traffic Lights
Pavement-Level Traffic Lights
These Lights for Pedestrians Were Introduced for Smartphone Users
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27
Underwater Shipping Systems
Underwater Shipping Systems
Hyperloop One Increases Transportation Efficiency in Urban Waterways
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26
Intelligent Traffic Light Systems
Intelligent Traffic Light Systems
These Traffic Lights Can Be 'Hacked' by the Elderly
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25
Zero-Emission Hydrogen Trains
Zero-Emission Hydrogen Trains
Alstom's Coradia iLint Train is Powered by a Hydrogen Fuel Cell
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24
Semi-Autonomous Transport Pods
Semi-Autonomous Transport Pods
Einride's Vehicles of the Future Offer Autonomous & Remote Controls
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23
Pedestrian-Powered Street Lights
Pedestrian-Powered Street Lights
These Solar Street Lights Are Placed in Tourist-Filled Las Vegas
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22
Sensor-Packed Electric Scooters
Sensor-Packed Electric Scooters
The Nilox Doc Pro 2 Scooter is a Connected Last Mile Travel Option
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21
Space-Saving Urban Vehicles
Space-Saving Urban Vehicles
The 'Car2Go' Automobile Concept Stands Up When Parked to Save Space
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20
Infrastructure-Altering Rail Startups
Infrastructure-Altering Rail Startups
Eco-Friendly Locomore Offers Cheap Train Tickets in Germany
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19
Honking Traffic Sensors
Honking Traffic Sensors
#RoadsthatHonk Uses Smart Road Sensors to Make Hairpin Bends Safer
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18
Underground Car Tubes
Underground Car Tubes
The CarTube Concept is a Public Transit Infrastructure Idea
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17
eCommerce Delivery Trains
eCommerce Delivery Trains
The Amazon 'Iris' Trains Expand Existing Infrastructure for Delivery
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16
Modular Self-Driving Vehicles
Modular Self-Driving Vehicles
The 'EDIT' Self-Driving Electric Car Can Suit Differing Needs
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15
Electric Flying Quads
Electric Flying Quads
The Neva AirQuadOne Flying Vehicle is the First of Its Kind
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14
Solar-Powered Bike Lanes
Solar-Powered Bike Lanes
A Polish Engineering Firm Developed a Luminous Solar-Powered Bike Path
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13
Hydrogen Turbine Trains
Hydrogen Turbine Trains
The 'Spacetrain' Enhances Ground Travel with a Lightweight Design
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12
Hyperloop Highway Vehicles
Hyperloop Highway Vehicles
The 'Hornet' Car Vehicle Design is an Automobile of the Future
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11
Cost-Effective Hyperloop Pods
Cost-Effective Hyperloop Pods
The Waterloop Goose X Passenger Vehicle Design is Exceptional
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10
Traffic-Alleviating Elevated Buses
Traffic-Alleviating Elevated Buses
China's TEB-1 is a Bus That Allows Cars to Pass Underneath It
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9
Off-Road Electric Longboards
Off-Road Electric Longboards
The 'Flex-Eboard' Longboard Has a Flexible Deck and More
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8
Hyperloop Transportation Pods
Hyperloop Transportation Pods
The MIT Hyperloop Pod Would Carry Passengers and/or Cargo
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7
Dynamic Traffic Cones
Dynamic Traffic Cones
These LED Pylons Are Highly Visible at Night and Entirely Eco-Friendly
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6
Two-Wheeled Delivery Robots
Two-Wheeled Delivery Robots
Teletretail is Developing an Automated Robot for the Roads
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5
Living Green Bridges
Living Green Bridges
This Organic Structure Provides a Safe Path for Wildlife in Seoul
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4
Lighted Pedestrians Crosswalks
Lighted Pedestrians Crosswalks
'Lighted Zebra Crossing' is a Safe Road Feature in the Netherlands
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3
Smart Electric Scooters
Smart Electric Scooters
The Unu Electric Scooter Delivers Top Speed No Matter the Charge Level
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2
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Pix Presents Electromobility in the Most Aesthetically Pleasing Form
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1
Personal Commuter Helicopters
Personal Commuter Helicopters
The Workhorse Surefly Urban Helicopter Simplifies Morning Commutes
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