Continuous left turns lack safety

Submitted by john on Sun, 15/12/2019 - 19:45
continuous left

A continuous left turn for the length of the right turn service road, shown here in magenta, is not endorsed because the lane is better used as an additional through lane or right turn lane and because drivers run through the red signal too often at pedestrian crossings in continuous slip lanes, particularly when the turn radius is good and the speed is higher. Prefer the arrangements shown under “Pedestrians and Cyclists” and under "Crossover”, designed to improve pedestrian safety and increase capacity. Avoid continuous left turns, avoid large crossing distances without pedestrian refuges and avoid separate crossing of left turn and right turn slip lanes. This sketch also has an merge that is far too short for safety.