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Re: Flashing green lights
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2021, 12:50:26 PM »

Flashing ball for protected left is omnipresent in Québec.

Wait, what? Is there a YouTube video or something? I always thought of Quebec as being quite good about using arrows, even using a red arrow that is otherwise very rare in Canada.

Edit: found some videos on YouTube. I assume they don't use it anymore, right?
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Re: Flashing green lights
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2021, 12:59:39 PM »

Flashing ball for protected left is omnipresent in Québec.

Wait, what? Is there a YouTube video or something? I always thought of Quebec as being quite good about using arrows, even using a red arrow that is otherwise very rare in Canada.

Edit: found some videos on YouTube. I assume they don't use it anymore, right?

No, she's right, and she's a local.  I found them all over Montreal and other places around Quebec.  During my first time leaving the freeway in Quebec to find my accommodation for the night in Montreal, I was honked at because I didn't turn left at the flashing green ball.  I believe this first taste of this took place right here: https://goo.gl/maps/K1G92QAKXFs4kgQh7

You can see the eastbound approach has right arrows, but there are no left arrows to be seen.
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Re: Flashing green lights
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2021, 05:15:09 PM »

Flashing ball for protected left is omnipresent in Québec.

Wait, what? Is there a YouTube video or something? I always thought of Quebec as being quite good about using arrows, even using a red arrow that is otherwise very rare in Canada.

Edit: found some videos on YouTube. I assume they don't use it anymore, right?

They absolutely still use it, or at the very least Québec City loves still using it.
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Re: Flashing green lights
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2021, 05:49:22 PM »

They absolutely still use it, or at the very least Québec City loves still using it.

No, meaning do they still install flashing green orbs? For example, in Ontario, they're very rare but do exist still. But certainly not being installed anymore. Does Quebec still install it?
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Re: Flashing green lights
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2021, 09:00:52 PM »

I tend to see them a lot when there's split phasing and they use a flashing green for that.

That's from my recent trip to Sherbrooke via Montreal
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Re: Flashing green lights
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2021, 09:22:18 PM »

They absolutely still use it, or at the very least Québec City loves still using it.

No, meaning do they still install flashing green orbs? For example, in Ontario, they're very rare but do exist still. But certainly not being installed anymore. Does Quebec still install it?

I'm pretty sure they do, as it's fairly cost effective vs buying new signal heads with arrows.
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Re: Flashing green lights
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2021, 09:45:29 PM »

Flashing ball for protected left is omnipresent in Québec.

Wait, what? Is there a YouTube video or something? I always thought of Quebec as being quite good about using arrows, even using a red arrow that is otherwise very rare in Canada.

Edit: found some videos on YouTube. I assume they don't use it anymore, right?

No, she's right, and she's a local.  I found them all over Montreal and other places around Quebec.  During my first time leaving the freeway in Quebec to find my accommodation for the night in Montreal, I was honked at because I didn't turn left at the flashing green ball.  I believe this first taste of this took place right here: https://goo.gl/maps/K1G92QAKXFs4kgQh7

You can see the eastbound approach has right arrows, but there are no left arrows to be seen.

That link is on Montreal Island but not in the city limits of Montreal itself. From what I've seen the city of Montreal is committed to red arrows for protected lefts and 4, 5, and even 6-section towers for protected-permissive lefts. Also, as far as I know, Montreal (city) is the only place in Canada with red arrows.
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Re: Flashing green lights
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2021, 10:32:19 PM »

Flashing ball for protected left is omnipresent in Québec.

Wait, what? Is there a YouTube video or something? I always thought of Quebec as being quite good about using arrows, even using a red arrow that is otherwise very rare in Canada.

Edit: found some videos on YouTube. I assume they don't use it anymore, right?

No, she's right, and she's a local.  I found them all over Montreal and other places around Quebec.  During my first time leaving the freeway in Quebec to find my accommodation for the night in Montreal, I was honked at because I didn't turn left at the flashing green ball.  I believe this first taste of this took place right here: https://goo.gl/maps/K1G92QAKXFs4kgQh7

You can see the eastbound approach has right arrows, but there are no left arrows to be seen.

That link is on Montreal Island but not in the city limits of Montreal itself. From what I've seen the city of Montreal is committed to red arrows for protected lefts and 4, 5, and even 6-section towers for protected-permissive lefts. Also, as far as I know, Montreal (city) is the only place in Canada with red arrows.

Québec City has red arrows at some intersections.
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Re: Flashing green lights
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2021, 10:44:54 PM »

Flashing ball for protected left is omnipresent in Québec.

Wait, what? Is there a YouTube video or something? I always thought of Quebec as being quite good about using arrows, even using a red arrow that is otherwise very rare in Canada.

Edit: found some videos on YouTube. I assume they don't use it anymore, right?

No, she's right, and she's a local.  I found them all over Montreal and other places around Quebec.  During my first time leaving the freeway in Quebec to find my accommodation for the night in Montreal, I was honked at because I didn't turn left at the flashing green ball.  I believe this first taste of this took place right here: https://goo.gl/maps/K1G92QAKXFs4kgQh7

You can see the eastbound approach has right arrows, but there are no left arrows to be seen.

That link is on Montreal Island but not in the city limits of Montreal itself. From what I've seen the city of Montreal is committed to red arrows for protected lefts and 4, 5, and even 6-section towers for protected-permissive lefts. Also, as far as I know, Montreal (city) is the only place in Canada with red arrows.

Québec City has red arrows at some intersections.

Thanks! For the longest I thought they were exclusive to Montreal.
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