Sunday, August 02, 2009
What are these things called, love?
Remember back when Mayor of London Boris Johnston said he was going to reduce the walking time at pedestrian lights for people to cross the road? I mentioned it back here. Well, I think there is a solution to his problem.
Now I don't know what these camera looking things are called that are appearing on pedestrian crossings, but I know what they do, they zap anyone who is too slow crossing the road. Kidding.
No, from my observations they are motion detectors. As soon as there is no movement detected on the crossing while the red do not walk figure is flashing, the lights will change to green for motor cars to proceed. If there is continuing motion, the lights will operate as normally.
I was waiting for a tram where these were installed and I had some time to observe them and they work rather well.