Monday, October 3, 2011

Vancouver BC Bicycle Left Turn from the Right

We have been studying an application like this in Portland associated with the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail line. The application in Vancouver was on Burard where there is a heavy amount of traffic denstined to the bridge. In this case, it appears that they want to separate the heavy traffic destined for the bridge with those that desire to make a left turn across two lanes of traffic. To facilitate the maneuver, they provide space in the top of the T of the intersection to get out of the through bike lane and complete the turn on the next signal phase. A brilliant solution to a problem, essentially a jughandle where a right turn is made to make the left.

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