Walk faster—the red light is on!
Research carried out by Reykjavík City shows that most pedestrians in the city have problems getting from one end of a crosswalk to the other in time before the traffic light turns from green to red. The research showed that a pedestrian walking at a normal speed of 4.3 km/hour only covered 60 percent of the distance at most crossings in the city.
The Environment and Transport committee of Reykjavík city has therefore agreed unanimously to prolong green light time given to pedestrians on crosswalks.
Although people have had to hurry before the red lights appear, they have had more time to cross because the green lights for drivers do not appear instantly when the red pedestrian lights are lit.