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Old 30th May 2008, 10:39   #1
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Default How many green signals in a row did you encounter ?

Obviously, I mean without you stopping.

I once got from Lalbagh West Gate to Cunningham Road in 7 minutes (this was at 8:00 in the evening) when all the signals I encountered were green. I never had to stop my bike and wait for a few secs. I think it was in total 9 or 10 signals.

1). Minerva circle
2). JC road
3). Town Hall
4). One after that
5). At corporation before entering cubbon park
5). Just at the intersection of vikasa soudha and vidhana soudha
6). Capitol Hotel
7). Infantry Road junction
8). Cunningham road junction.

I think there was one more signal somewhere between 6,7 and 8. Dont remember properly.

I was amazed at my luck because this was during peak hour traffic.
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On the Rajpath (Delhi) too the signals are coordinated, once the first one turns green, the following ones also keep turning green between India Gate and Rashtrapati bhavan. I dont remember exactly how many of them are there (6-7 ??)

But on the contrary, if the first one turns red, all the rest of them will turn red in within a few seconds of each other.
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Smile BANASWADI to MYSORE ROAD

This was around 11-30 AM on a Tuesday.
  1. Wheeler Road
  2. Queens Rd (Vetinery Hosp)
  3. Queens Rd - Cunningham Rd Junction
  4. Coffee Board Jn
  5. Raj Bhavan Rd Jn
  6. K R Circle
  7. Corporation
  8. Corporation - NR Square
  9. Town Hall (J C Road)
  10. Mysore Road (BEL - Chord Rd Jn)
Then I had to stop at the Mysore road - ORR junction

By the end of this I was with my luck. That was a cool 25 Kms!!!
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In drive mostly on the ring road and thankfully it is signal free, but the moment i enter Noida.. i have never got more than one green signal in a row.

Having spent some time in Bangalore also, I must say that getting so many green signals by you in a row is a splendid achievement..!!!
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How many green signals in a row did you encounter? Obviously, I mean without you stopping.
You mean you guys sometimes STOP for green signals? This confirms my previously held belief that Motorcyclists are one of Nature's more whimsical genetic experiments doomed to failure and extinction.....by their own hands.

I got lost in a train switching yard once at 2am and went thru several green lights and a few red ones, too. The friendly locomotive engineers kept blowing their horns and waving their fists at me in salute. Do railroad signals count or are you going to arbitrarily confine this thread to road signals?
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Ah, its all about the timing, traffic density, speed you maintain and luck. My personal best is from Churchgate (Jazz by the bay) to Peddar Road (RTI) at 8 p.m.. Thats about 6 traffic lights and a distance of 3 - 4 kms.
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Nicely picked up Dan!! Guess you have also read Eats, Shoots and Leaves!!

For your personal adventure I guess you should also be allowed to count the green flags you encountered.
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You mean you guys sometimes STOP for green signals? This confirms my previously held belief that Motorcyclists are one of Nature's more whimsical genetic experiments doomed to failure and extinction.....by their own hands.

I got lost in a train switching yard once at 2am and went thru several green lights and a few red ones, too. The friendly locomotive engineers kept blowing their horns and waving their fists at me in salute. Do railroad signals count or are you going to arbitrarily confine this thread to road signals?
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Technically, everyone encounters ALL green signals. Only thing is, they wait at each signal for the green light.

when I say without stopping, I meant without having to wait.
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I once did this in e-city when some delegate( read Prince) from Europe visited a company called xsysys. I was stopped at the e-city phase 1 exit to make way for the convoy. I was lucky that my car was the 1st one in line. Once the convoy left , the cops allowed traffic to move.

My colleague gave me the idea to follow the convoy which I successfully did and guess what ? I reached MG Road in less than 20mins time.
If this qualifies for your thread, I don't know how many signals we have enroute MG Road from e-city.

Also achieving what you mentioned in a car in bangy's chaos is next to impossible.
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If this qualifies for your thread, I don't know how many signals we have enroute MG Road from e-city.

Also achieving what you mentioned in a car in bangy's chaos is next to impossible.
That is quite brilliant !!

BTW, what I achieved was on a bike.
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Very well done. Mind me asking at what speed did you accomplish this? Also how many times have you fallen off the bike trying to accomplish such speeds? even though it wasnt your fault that you fall
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1) Signal before RNS motors on Tumkur road
2) yeswantpur bus stand signal
3) KV IISC
4) IISC
5) sadashivnagar Bhashyam circle
6) Cauvery theater(now the famous underpass)
7) the next signal(which is also a flyover/underpass now)
8) Signal before Le meridian(after windsor bridge)
9) The signal after Le meridian(at the end of golf course)
10) signal at coffee board
11) free left at minsk square
12) signal near cariappa field, there is some golden palm canteen or something
13) the next signal on the same road
14) cauvery emporium

journey ends on brigade road

this was on a weekday afternoon..
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Technically, everyone encounters ALL green signals. Only thing is, they wait at each signal for the green light.

when I say without stopping, I meant without having to wait.
I know. I was just exercising my annoying sense of humor at your expense. Sorry, maybe I will grow up some day.

By the way, in my country they have a nickname they apply to all motorcyclists (which I used to be). They call them "organ donors" .
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I have seen people in Pune break signal after signal..red,green or amber . Does that count?
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In Bangalore? Only one - 98% of the times - and the rest, two. I could never pass through 3 green siganls without stopping. Here people do not like to follow the lights. Before the red light go yellow, we can see many bikers take off. And after the yellow light turned red, we can see few Indicabs jumping the signal and getting caught. So sometimes it takes three traffic policemen and three traffic wardens and also the traffic lights and a timer display at some junctions to manage the traffic. (For example: silkboard flyover junction)
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