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Cities should ban left turns
« on: June 04, 2021, 08:18:56 PM »
Itís time for cities to ban left turns
It would improve traffic and save lives.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90643539/its-time-for-cities-to-ban-left-turns

Interesting this should come up now. Just a couple of weeks ago in Yosemite Valley they started doing a test that does not eliminate left turns, but it eliminates any turn that crosses traffic. So, for example, the left turn at Sentinel Bridge now functions like a left turn in the UK. You turn from the left lane into the left lane and there is a traffic barrier separating you from the other lane where drivers are also driving on the left side of the road so their left turn also doesn't cross traffic.

If it works (and it seems to be a major improvement), it will get augmented by roundabouts in strategic locations so you don't have to go quite as far to reverse course.