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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by BrooklynBus on Mon Jan 23 15:39:10 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Mon Jan 23 12:16:12 2017.

Okay, so if my assumptions are way off please explain the following. DOT proposed elminating left turns at Metropolitan and Woodhaven. I asked them how large trucks going southbound supposed to get to Metropolitan going east. They told me the trucks shoukd make a right turn not Cooper and a left onto Metropolitan.

When I explained that it would be very difficult for a tractor trailer to make a 270 degree left turn without making it from the right lane (and very carefully and slowly) which would be dangerous, they changed the proposal to make Trotting Course Lane a two way so that southbound trucks could use it to make a left onto Metropolitan.

When I pointed out that Trotting Course was totally residential and narrow for those blocks and the traffic all night would disturb the residents, they abandoned that idea too.
They said instead trucks shoukd continue south and make a u-turn before the LIRR and them a right onto Metropolitan.

And finally when I showed them how heavy the left turn movements were at that intersection on weekends which might even be the peak turning period (with queues of 50 cars waiting to make left turns, they abandoned the idea of prohibiting left turns at that intersection.

So my "assumptions" if you want to call them that were right on target and DOT realized that by changing their proposal numerous times.

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