March 13, 2005
Introducing a new feature on the Civic Forum: the Sunday Drive, which will cover one or more aspects of local transportation concerns. These posts will range from far-flung futurism to road-rage rants, so be forewarned.
Here's an idea: if you are driving, and there is a sign indicating that current lanes (plural) will soon merge and become lane (singular), try one of the following:
- if you are in the lane that is being merged to, be prepared to accept incoming merges from the other lane. Do not tailgate the vehicle in front of you. Purposefully make some breathing room.
- if you are in the lane that is merging (closing), start looking at the other lane for a break in traffic so that you can merge into the other lane as soon as you are informed (by aforementioned signage) that your current lane will cease to exist.
These are especially neat to try when the merge occurs on an onramp, such as Shallowford WB to i75-S or East Brainerd WB to i75-S (hint: these two merge opposite from one another), or i75-N to i24-W just north of the state line.
Here's another idea, on a completely different topic. Make sure to submit your opinion to TDOT after you have researched the proposal.
Sunday Drive | By joe lance | 12:00 AM
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