Research and analysis

Operation of traffic signals during low demand periods

Study reviewing the options for traffic signalling in periods of low demand.


Operation of traffic signals during low demand periods

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The Department for Transport commissioned this study to investigate options for traffic signals during periods of low demand that could:

  • reduce unnecessary delays to traffic, hence minimising overall vehicle delays and emissions
  • reduce the energy consumption of signal installations
  • maintain or enhance levels of safety, especially for vulnerable road users
Published 4 October 2012