Comment 106852

By notlloyd (registered) - website | Posted December 10, 2014 at 10:13:40 in reply to Comment 106850

Your plan has merit except for the bike lane and the bus lane being dedicated. Cars turning left, and there are a lot of them, would have to be extremely careful, slow and stop for any significant bike traffic. Also given the volume (nearly 40,000 cars per day) I am guessing that your plan would create significant backups, particularly at rush hour when there are three and four lanes of traffic now. It is very busy at rush hour with three lanes. Not sure what would happen when you increase lane volume by 33% and frequently stop left turning cars in the south lane.

Everyone needs some training for turning left in front of moving traffic. It is counter intuitive. Maybe if there were left turning lanes that allowed cars to move into the bike lane to turn it would work. But then cyclists would get very frustrated with cars stopping in front of them for pedestrians. Also no room for that.

Comment edited by notlloyd on 2014-12-10 10:14:54

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