Friday, April 22, 2005

Traffic Lights are better in Romania?

This past weekend we were in the north central city of Cluj. It's a rather large city and something I found pretty interesting was the system for their traffic lights. There was an automatic clock that would countdown, in either red or green, to tell you how much longer the red or green light would be present. I thought this was quite helpful so you wouldn't be sitting there waiting to see when the light would change. It seems a lot safer this way.

And now I see this story:
Traffic lights get an F in efficiency
The nation's traffic lights are woefully inefficient and outdated, forcing frustrated commuters to sit in congestion, waste gasoline and pollute the air, a traffic engineering group said Wednesday.'s an environmental issue! Where's Hillary when you need her???