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Old 04-22-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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New Jersey is crazy with their left turn right exits that round about to an unnecessary traffic signal. Insane.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:18 PM
 
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Anywhere in Southern CA. Since it's so highway-centric here, it's as if no thought was given at all to the proper traffic flow on the surface streets.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Everyone seems to have an opinion but the fact is Las Vegas is world famous for the worst unsynchronized red light gauntlets.

With all the growth, traffic employees (not traffic engineers) install a new signal and just turn on the switch when the light is completely installed without regard to incoming or away going traffic.

We have lights here at intersections where there never has been a car crossing one of the directions.

Those who exist here will tell you if they drive all day long they will only make 1 or 2 greens all day long.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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I think Lincoln, NE is overall a great city - BUT, why does that city mount the traffic signals horizontally? It is the only city I have ever been to that does that. AND it is a real problem for drivers who are color blind...
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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AND it is a real problem for drivers who are color blind...
Oh that's a scary thought.....
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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New Jersey is crazy with their left turn right exits that round about to an unnecessary traffic signal. Insane.
Those are called jughandles and they're more efficient than a separate phase for left turn pockets. They're used on major arterials where the objective is to maximize throughput for through movements.

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I think Lincoln, NE is overall a great city - BUT, why does that city mount the traffic signals horizontally? It is the only city I have ever been to that does that. AND it is a real problem for drivers who are color blind...
Horizontal configurations are actually pretty common. A few towns I've lived in have their signals arranged that way, and I've seen them in various parts of the country. Left is red.
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:30 PM
 
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Horizontal configurations are actually pretty common. A few towns I've lived in have their signals arranged that way, and I've seen them in various parts of the country. Left is red.
Pensacola, FL has those too.
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