Saturday, 19 June 2021

Smart traffic lights to help cut pollution

TRAFFIC lights that can help drivers cut their CO2 emissions should be introduced in Henley, says an environmentalist.

Dave McEwen, treasurer of Henley in Transition, says they would also help reduce fuel costs.

The lights, which are currently in use in parts of London and Oxford, are equipped with a countdown timer so drivers know how long they will take to go from red to green and they can turn off their car’s engine.

Mr McEwen told a meeting of the town council’s traffic advisory committee that this was one of a number of ways or reducing pollution.

Other ideas include introducing a car sharing scheme and improving cycle routes.

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