In cooperation with the municipality of Bodegraven-Reeuwijk a special pilot project was launched on February 14th. At the crossroads of Goudsestraatweg / Vrije Nesse, a HIG + Line was added to the traffic control system. The question was asked if the crossing safety could be improved for cyclists and pedestrians. The HIG + Line is responding to the rising trend of traffic casualties. According to various (inter) national studies, smartphone users are the cause of this.
The lightline, developed by Fabrique, attempts to attract people while looking on their smartphone. In the corners of their eyes they will see a red / green line thats confronting them with the crossing point and crossing safety. In the meantime, it is clear that this innovation also has added value for seniors and young children who can not always easily see the traffic light (in those situations where no light is placed). A small press release in the local media took place after February 14 and created an international hype. It is expected that the HIG + Line will be added to the portfolio of HIG Traffic Systems in the summer of 2017. In the meanwhile, a large (inter) national demand has arisen for the product.