Posts Tagged ‘trafic’

Wrong Way Driving: The Poorly-Designed Intersection of Grove and Hyde Sends Land Rover Driver Over the Edge

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The poorly-designed intersection of Grove and Hyde, where traffic sometimes backs up to City Hall, sent the driver of this Land Rover Discovery over the edge.

See? He’s driving the wrong way. He felt that the drivers ahead of him weren’t being aggressive enough moving past the stop sign:

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Oh well. (It’s true that the drivers ahead of him could have paid more attention, I s’pose.) The driver shaved about five minutes off of his trip so I guess that’s a small victory for him.

Anyway, the way to avoid this mess is to cut through the Great Parking Lot of Fulton (minding the peds, of course, the worst in the world hang out around here) to get on Hyde easily. Otherwise, you’ll be in this mess on Grove for ten minutes or whatever.

Happy driving!

The Foot of Grove Street, Where It Meets Hyde, Market, and 8th, is Poorly Designed – How Can It Be Fixed?

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Here’s the sitch at the foot of Grove Street these days.

See? Traffic moving inbound, west towards Market Street, backs up to Polk sometimes:

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The thing about that is that not many cars can make it through each traffic signal cycle, so it might take ten minutes to go 1.5 blocks.

There’s a bike lane in there inbound on the right, but, as you can see, it oftentimes gets blocked by double-parked cars and private bus lines like that from the CPMC.

Cyclists are rightly tempted to just take the little-used outbound lane to get to Market.

Oh well.