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Rant: Why aren't Michigan lefts the standard on new arterial streets?

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formulanone:

--- Quote from: tradephoric on August 18, 2021, 12:38:23 AM ---After 20 minutes cruising down Woodward Avenue you are about 6 miles ahead of the guy cruising down US 192 in Kissimmee.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBIR0z5U82M
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US 192 is an orange-picked example; loads of wide intersections, lots more tourist traffic, ginormous distractions, and no timing of lights (something Michigan does well at).

Kissimmee is the worst type of example because it excels at...cheap T-shirt shops and lots of timeshares. Pretty sure putting in a bunch of Michigan Lefts there would just create more uncontrolled U-turns into what appears to be much more traffic for which traffic light timing is an afterthought.

tradephoric:
In regards to Florida, they originally had plans to build a Median U-turn at Rinehart Rd & Co Rd 46A as part of the I-4 "Beyond the Ultimate" project.  It sounds like that project is getting scaled back/delayed so we will see if they actually build it or not.  Here was an aerial rendering of the intersection they had originally planned:



Also, it looks like Pinellas County leaders are considering a Median U-turn at Gulf to Bay Boulevard and Belcher Road.  They were receiving public input on the plan back in September of last year.  Here is a rendering to that project:

County to take traffic solution for Gulf to Bay intersection on test drive
https://www.tbnweekly.com/clearwater_beacon/article_b73b2996-f84f-11ea-875c-cb2ab038a18b.html



tradephoric:
Found a youtube video that includes a model of the Gulf to Bay Boulevard Median U-turn that is being considered:

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ6vTAhPPPM

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