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

Posted by AlM on Tue Jan 31 15:41:38 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by BrooklynBus on Tue Jan 31 14:12:46 2017.

Where is your proof that the majority of signals are synchronized?

Of course you don't have any because the opposite is true. They are only synchronized full time on major one-way avenues and on major two way streets in one firection only during peak hours. Those streets surely so not account for most of the street miles in NYC.

LOL. Signals can only be synchronized in one direction. If you could think up a pattern where signals are synchronized in a clear progression along the Manhattan Avenues while at the same time having a clear progression along the cross streets, you'd be a pretty amazing person.

My impression in the other 4 boroughs is that most major thoroughfares have basic synchronization but I could be wrong. However, in Manhattan, in the absence of malfunctions, I know from observation that almost every single signal is part of a planned progression along the north-south thoroughfares. There are malfunctions but there is very little evidence of other non-synchronization of signals on north-south thoroughfares.

There are of course some signals that can't be synchronized even in Manhattan. Consider Greenwich Ave and West 12th Street. You can't synchronize W 12th because it would interfere with Avenue synchronization, and you can't synchronize Greenwich Ave for the same reason. But that's an exception. Within the rectangular grid there are few such exceptions.


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