Tag Archives: merging

Using the East Cliff Drive bike path

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The portion of East Cliff Drive, from the new Pleasure Point Park eastward has a designated bike lane striped and marked one way east. Why wasn’t it stripped for two way bike riding as was Beach … Continue reading

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Reader emails continue to converge on merging question

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’m sure in your line of work you’re familiar with the book “Traffic” and with the author Tom Vanderbilt’s blog, http://www.howwedrive.com/. Here’s a link to an excerpt from the book about the ‘late merge’ that your … Continue reading

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Merging conversation continues …

There’s a bit of a debate going on in the Street Smarts email regarding the answer to last Monday’s question about the proper way to merge when the traffic lane a motorist is using is closed up ahead for construction. … Continue reading

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Reader has alternative lane closure, merge suggestion

Dear Street Smarts, I strongly disagree with the advice regarding what to do when seeing a “Lane Closed Ahead” sign (Monday, Aug. 22 Street Smarts). Often those signs are placed a mile or so ahead of the closure and in … Continue reading

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