Cities: Skylines 2 traffic lights – how to turn them off

Cities Skylines 2 traffic lights

Cities Skylines 2 traffic lights

We all know how important it is for roads to have proper safety measures in place. But sometimes, turning off your Cities: Skylines 2 traffic lights could help with managing the city’s road network.

While you can just scroll through the map to get to different parts of your city, its inhabitants aren’t so lucky. They’ll still need different modes of transportation to get to other places.

So, let’s go over how to turn off those Cities: Skylines 2 traffic lights in case your roads need a bit of work done to them.

How to turn off traffic lights in Cities: Skylines 2

Traffic lights in Cities: Skylines are automatically generated when certain roads form an intersection, so it will be up to you to make some manual adjustments. Follow these steps to turn off your traffic lights:

  • Go into your info views menu.
  • Click on the Traffic Routes icon.
  • Open the Junctions tab.
  • Click on the traffic light you wish to turn off.

Make sure you click on the specific traffic light only once. Clicking on the light a second time will toggle it back on. You can tell when a traffic light has been shut off when its icon on the map is greyed out.

When should I turn off traffic lights in Cities: Skylines 2?

Turning off traffic lights in Cities: Skylines is usually done in an attempt to improve the flow of traffic in certain parts of your city. For example, you may notice that there is consistent heavy traffic in your industrial zone, so disabling traffic lights might ease the flow.

This was a popular strategy to improve the traffic situation in the first Cities: Skylines. However, do take note that Cities: Skylines 2 will introduce the possibility of road accidents taking place, so think twice before you switch a traffic light off.

And that’s our guide on turning traffic lights off in Cities: Skylines 2. While you’re here, you might also want to check out how to get food to shelters in this city-building game.

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