Traffic light idea
We all know the risks cyclists face when leaving traffic light junctions at the same time as all of the cars, vans, bikes and HGV's and there has to be a solution. The issue of cyclists jumping red lights is partly a result in the feeling of safety that it is safer to jump the lights early than wait and take your chances with the rest of the traffic racing off as the light turn green. I have always wanted to know why the government/mayor will not go down the line of re-programing the traffic lights.
If the lights could be set to flash red or hold a solid orange for 5 - 7 seconds before changing to green and cyclists where given this time to enter the junction without all of the other motorists I am sure we would see both a reduction in the tragic accidents we are all becoming used to hearing about and the amount of cyclist jumping lights illegally, thus also reducing the disgruntled complaint from other motorists/pedestrians.
Hopefully London can come up with more solutions to ensure that we can all use the roads safely and securely.
Safe riding all.