The Longest Stoplight in the World – A Five Minute Wait in Marin County

The traffic light controlling the western entrance of the Bunker Road Tunnel in the Marin Headlands makes you wait five whole minutes. Why? Because it only has one lane for cars, so traffic goes west for a few minutes and then east and then back again, all day long.  

There’s another way back to the Golden Gate Bridge but it’s a whole lot hillier.

After a long countdown, the green light appears. Click to expand:

And here’s your reward, after all the wait. Some people love it, while others get irritated: “Stop braking. Stop it, stop it.”

All in all, a fine tunnel. Look for it between Cavallo Point and Rodeo Cove the next time you’re in the Sausalito area.

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One Response to “The Longest Stoplight in the World – A Five Minute Wait in Marin County”

  1. fishy says:

    I love it.
    I adore it.

    It is great.

    It trips me out sometimes, the idea of the oncoming traffic possibility with someone not paying attention. Never be first.

    haha… cheers!