21 Aug 2009 09:08:10
Green traffic lights cut emissions
Traffic lights in London will always be green following a £2.4 million investment into energy-efficient lights.
Carbon emissions will be reduced in the capital by the introduction of LED technology into 3,500 traffic lights at 300 junctions in London.
It is expected that a 60 percent decrease in emissions caused by traffic lights will be achieved by the changeover, which is being installed by Transport for London.
Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, commented that the "tip top energy busting traffic lights" will make a huge difference to the city's environmental impact.
"Installing these eco-bulbs will cut the climate change emissions coming from London's galaxy of traffic lights by over half as well as save money from energy bills," he said.
"We are pressing ahead to get many more of these illuminating orbs on to our streets to join a range of other energy-zapping measures already saving us money such as solar powered bus stops and shelters."
LED traffic lights were trialled last year in Croydon.http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/12386.as...