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What are your favourite traffic lights, /n/? I like the big, bulky yellow ones.
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>>1802381
The black ones because they're much easier to see in bright light

Also pic rel even though they're considered obsolete now
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East German pedestrian lights because they equal home.
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>>1802381
Old school, pic related. Also in the top five, the ones that my town used to have before they were upgraded. Yellow around the lights (all incandescent), no "shield", metal poles.

>>1802382
That's the "doghouse" design.
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>>1802542
Those are actually nice for minor intersections in residential areas. They fit in better and seem less intrusive (the ones I'm familiar with are still painted green)

>>1802542
>That's the "doghouse" design.
I know. They've been around for several decades, then some bureaucrats decided they were 'confusing' to motorists and they're all being removed. I figure that has to be part of a kickback scheme.
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>>1802382
I noticed it's using LEDs instead of the typical incandescent bulbs. I assume it's in a climate where it doesn't snow?
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>>1802388
>german traffic light
>has a swastika on the display
huh
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GEC
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>>1802381
I like the pedestrian ones that still say Walk/Don't Walk because those pretty much disappeared overnight, and it's a nice reminder of my childhood when I see one
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>>1803089
Same. I still see them in small towns once in a while (towns that don't have the money to replace things just because they can)
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>>1802381
Adaptive Signals connected to UTC Systems.
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>>1802542
Came in here to say these, the ones that hang from the wires are peak American Dream™
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When I went to England to see family, there was a Traffic Light tree that was installed. Sadly, the lights weren't on when I went, but I think this looks really cool
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I don't really care about the lights themselves. The only ones that have bothered me are a few down in VA with a white "strobe ring" around the red light.

More obnoxious is when a little town, neighborhood, etc doesn't use standard signs for street names, etc. There's one near me that uses Trajan (medium, not bold) black text on a white background. And this isn't some subdivision, or outdoor mall "streets", but public roads. A typical four way intersection will have two signposts, diagonall opposite, and if you're not right next to one, you can't read the thing.
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>>1802381
Arrow shows red = stop
Arrow shows green = go

Bottom yellow light flashes = out of service

What else do you need?
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>>1803174
Never seen that in my life, where was it?
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The ones that tell me how many more seconds I have to wait.
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my favorite lights are the ones I skip
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>>1803767
never understood these. Wouldn't it encourage racing?
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>>1802724
some have heater wires installed, making incandescent completely obsolete
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>>1802381
for me, it's semaphore signals (they have lights in them)
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>>1803777
based and checked
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>>1803722
It was near Billingsgate Market in London. Great fish market, too. England was very nice to visit.
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>>1804759
Miss those. They weren't common but now they're pretty much all gone
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I like them when they have grill meaning they can only be seen from a specific lane(s)
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Those 3M ones that could be "aimed" at the intended lane(s) of travel
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I've only ever lived/driven in areas with Horizontal lights- I assume the reason they're horizontal has something to do with hurricanes/high winds in general? (Pic Related is from Houston).
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>>1803089
>>1803093
I saw a mess of these when I was out on a ride the other day. I'll take some pics next time I go through that neighborhood.
If this thread's not around I'll post them in an "intersection" thread.
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>>1802388
Wtf is that?
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>>1808571
That and sometimes it's just done for to improve the look of an intersection. Can also be clearance-related in some cases.
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>>1808653
An East German pedestrian light.
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>>1808571
Horizontal lights are everywhere in Texas, as far north as Lubbock and far west as El Paso. I have no idea why.
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Austrian ones, where the green light starts flashing before it changes to yellow
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One of the drawbacks of the horizontally mounted signals is that they're more confusing than vertically mounted signals for colorblind people. Some place in Canada made each signal a different shape for that reason. Green is a regular circle, yellow is a diamond, and red is square.
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>>1808767
That just feels unnecessary
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>>1808981
I don't get this. There are three signals. Just learn top = stop, bottom = go, which is the same the whole world over. How is this more confusing than these totally random shapes.
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The "dont walk / walk" pedestrian signs are my favorite. They remind me of going downtown with my dad as a squirt.
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>>1809172
>horizontal signals
>top = stop, bottom = go
>>1808981
Some places in Central Europe had those as well, with yellow being a triangle instead.
For some reason they got rid of them in the 80s, always wondered why.
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>>1808981
Are there not colorblind people in Japan?
They seem to get along just fine.
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>thing
:|
>thing, Japan
:O

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIEpBmukDaQ
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I'm a cyclist, traffic lights are invisible to me.
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>>1809341
Hope you're not as invisible to the rest of traffic otherwise you'll get what you deserve eventually.
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>>1803885
My experience is that it's the opposite, you slow down if you see that you definitely won't make it (low number on green) and you slow down your roll to match the next green interval without stopping (low number on red).
They're even better for pedestrians, you can see how long the current interval will last and adapt your walking speed or direction.
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My city has female traffic lights since about the year 2000.
I think it's cute. Unlike most forced woke shit nowadays
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>>1809330
In Japan they don't matter
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>>1809352
Keep seething while we enjoy freedom, cagecuck.
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Interesting old traffic light in Nagoya
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>>1809571
That looks kind of confusing, how old is it?
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>>1809373
T H I C C
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>>1809590
No idea. I would guess 1960s. The inner signals are crosswalk signals and don't appear to be easily seen by drivers.
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>>1809571
and here's the soulless LED variant...
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>>1809619
also check out this channel for Japanese traffic light autism
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>>1809621
damnit forgot link
https://www.youtube.com/c/singou/videos
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>>1809622
Nice channel!
>ゆっくり解説
That's a rabbit hole if you see one.
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Acme semaphore traffic signal in LA, these were all removed by the end of the 1950s
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>>1808767
Switzerland does this too
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>>1809645
i heard that recently a guy was about to trademark these words in the video title, and it was even legal, but he didn't do it in the end
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38ExukfyMoM
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and now for “Japanese traffic lights overseas”
this is in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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>>1810317
Kathmandu
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>>1810321
Kampala, Uganda
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>>1810322
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
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I think reversible lanes are nice for arterial roads, but they're seldom utilized and they probably are less safe than normal roadways.
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Do these niggers count? They're illuminated at night.
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>>1808653
Erich Honecker
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>>1810608
There's a little city near me that has this extra light at some intersections, mostly side streets along a busy road.
It's an indicator that you've tripped the ground loop. Pretty useful, when you're on a bike.
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>>1802381
I wouldn't mind taking this one home personally.
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I like the transit signal for the streetcars.
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>>1803715
Colour blind people are FUCKED with this one.
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>>1802381
I liked the ones we used to have that used neon light tubes as their light source.
The colors were so soft and saturated.
Now they've all mostly been phased out in favor of soulless LED shit.
Also have this autistic trove of French traffic lights. We've had so many different styles over the years.
http://feu.routier.free.fr/slt-permanente.html
Just click the logos under "Visualisation".
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>>1811576
In NY we have these. NJ has a similar thing for it's streetcars.
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>>1802388
How about the Karl Marx pedestrian lights from Trier?
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>>1810321
>>1810322
>>1810326
How the fuck? They're really working? I would expect the lights are phased out ten years ago.
And people really obey the lights?

>>1811688
When the timer is horizontal it means 'red', vertical is 'green'. Only a fucked up retard with a 90-degree-tilted head will fail to live any further.

>>1809571
Can people from the sidewalk see the light mounted up high in the middle of the road?
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>>1813799
>French traffic light autism
Are you Kemro59 or something?
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See the traffic light in this intersection? I didn't. I was lost in chinatown after midnight and managed to t-bone a car full of restaurant workers. Sent 2 of them to the hospital. Fun times.
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>>1808755
So a truck with a taller than normal load won't clip the light
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>>1811276
The worst job in the world. Never again.
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Ashville, Ohio
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>>1804759
there's still a couple of these active near me, but I don't think they will be around for too much longer
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>>1802381
None of them
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>>1814107
No, but I'm getting the feeling that we could become good friends if I knew who that was :^)
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>>1809123
Would be super nice for truck drivers
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I personally cannot wait for autonomous cars to take traffic over so all this ugly shit and traffic signs can be scrapped.
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The gay ones they put up for Manchester Pride
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>>1820330
At least the ones we have in Vienna are a bit more subtle.
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>>1808981
are there really that much of them?



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