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Here the traffic signs on the street in Skellefteå and Luleå are lit up


In the Norrland municipalities of Skellefteå and Luleå, traffic signs are being tested this winter that are projected directly onto pedestrian and bicycle paths. The inspiration comes from Finnish Oulu, where it is common to cycle even in winter. - We are testing to see if it can clarify the position of the footpath and cycle path in winter, when the level of the curbs tends to disappear, says Elin Blom, traffic engineer at Skellefteå municipality.

Along a couple of cycle and pedestrian paths in both cities, there are now traffic signs that are illuminated directly on the road.

- The snow causes it, so we are testing this to facilitate cycling in the winter, says Joakim Sundén, traffic engineer at Luleå municipality.

The municipality of Skellefteå has received a government grant for the test, which Norran was the first to tell about.

Each projector costs approximately SEK 20,000.

With a normal electricity price, they would have cost the municipality a couple of thousand a year in electricity costs.

Now there can be a cost of up to SEK 8,000 for the 21 signs in Skellefteå.

In the clip, you can see how the residents of Skellefteå react to the glowing traffic signs.

Source: svt

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