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Old 01-31-2013, 08:58 PM   #41
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Harry interesting that you mention left hand turns. The article I linked to is about a particular intersection (where I happen to turn left) that has tons of left-turn accidents. That is just they are trying to curb with the proposed "super street" design.
I loved that book, can't remember which, that said there was irrefutable proof that late mergers improved traffic flow. A particular pet peeve of mine!

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:09 PM   #42
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We went through the "Diverting Diamond" in Springfield, Missouri (illustrated in the article). I found it to be utterly terrifying and never want to try it again. I had no idea what to do, but somehow got through it anyway.

However, local residents say that after going through it a few times it is easy, and that it has eased the bottleneck in that intersection. It seems very popular there, and there is a hope that it will be a model for intersections in other communities.

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