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Hamburg installs first PrioBike bicycle totem from Yunex Traffic

More convenience and safety on the bike: Hamburg installs first PrioBike bicycle totem from Yunex Traffic.

  • The Authority for Transport and Mobility Change (BVM) is putting into operation the first PrioBike totem pilot in Hamburg, which was developed and implemented by Yunex Traffic in cooperation with the City of Hamburg.
  • The bicycle totem displays speed recommendations for cyclists to cross the intersection when it is green.
  • The aim of the project is to strengthen bicycle traffic by increasing riding comfort.

Hamburg, 09.12.2022. From now on, cycling in Hamburg will be even more comfortable: thanks to the first PrioBike totem pilot, cyclists will receive speed recommendations to avoid stops at the next traffic light. The system was developed and implemented by Yunex Traffic in close cooperation with the City of Hamburg.

Anyone who frequently rides a bicycle in the city knows the situation all too well: the ride would be so pleasant if it weren’t for the many traffic lights that regularly force cyclists to stop and dismount.
At the intersection Rothenbaumchaussee / corner Edmund-Siemers-Allee in Hamburg, this is now a thing of the past. Thanks to an intelligent bicycle totem, cyclists will from now on know how and whether they need to change their speed in order to comfortably catch the the green light at the intersection.
“Strengthening green mobility options is a cornerstone of sustainable mobility. The city of Hamburg has recognized this and is taking an important step towards strengthening cycling and thus towards more sustainable mobility with the bicycle totem. We are very pleased to have been able to implement this exciting project,” says Nils Schmidt, Managing Director Yunex Traffic Germany.

More comfort and safety thanks to speed recommendation

The technology that Yunex Traffic has developed for the bicycle totem in Hamburg is based on a traffic light phase assistant. With the help of the detectors, cyclists are detected in the detection zone, approximately 80 to 120 meters before a traffic light. At the same time, their speed is measured. In the bicycle totem this data is being put in relation to the predicted green phase of the nearest traffic light.
Based on this information, a speed recommendation is calculated with which the cyclists will optimally reach the current or upcoming green phase. If they have to change their speed more than possible, the bicycle column indicates that the next green phase can no longer be reached. Thanks to this information, cyclists can adjust their speed in good time and ride comfortably through the city.

An important step towards sustainable mobility

With solutions like the bicycle totem from Yunex Traffic, the city of Hamburg is taking an important step towards sustainable mobility. After all, if more environmentally friendly means of transportation are to replace the car as the mode of choice, they must be able to keep up with cars’ comfort. Thanks to the bicycle totem, the bicycle is one step closer to this – and so is the city of Hamburg to sustainable mobility.