Sunday, October 23, 2016

Safer left turns at Figueroa and York

Courtesy Council District 14

Courtesy Council District 14

HIGHLAND PARK — The busy intersection of Figueroa Street and York Boulevard has been the scene of numerous collisions over the years, including a crash that left six people injured last May. Today, in a bid to make the intersection safer, new left-turn lights have been installed for motorists turning from Figueroa to York, Councilman Jose Huizar said on Facebook.  “My office worked with the LADOT Official to install these turn arrows, which will increase safety for all.”

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  1. Left Turn Signals increases the time traffic waits for signal changes thereby increasing the backup of cars waiting at the signal. Perhaps it is time for a traffic circle that allows cars in all directions to remain moving slowly through the intersection that would eliminate long lines of cars sitting idle. This has been very successful in Poynton, England.
    The following video link is very informative about Poynton.


    • Poynton voted to leave the EU so I wouldn’t trust a single thing they decide to do.

      Plus, have you seen the way people drive in this neighborhood? There is no way a traffic circle wouldn’t be anything but a huge disaster.

  2. Overdue, but welcome nevertheless.

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