doglover: That's construction.
sweet-daddy-2: To heck with signs. How much duct tape did they use to hold that poor bus together?
The Onion is prophetic: unlikely: That's the HOV lane and it goes both directions depending on what time it is.That is quite possibly the dumbest idea I've ever seen for a freeway.And I live in Arizona.
weave: The Turks know how to do reversible lanes.
Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: [a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com image 380x450]
FriarReb98: PapaChester: "The HOV lanes were closed for about an hour while Colorado State Patrol officers and Denver Police officers worked to turn the long bus around."Are these buses on tracks or something? An hour? To pull a U-turn?Do you really think a regular bus could do a U-turn in a 3-lane wide HOV lane, let alone the longcat of buses that that one apparently is?
Fark Rye For Many Whores: doglover: That's construction.Yeah that was construction. Wait, is? No. Please tell me. They're not still doing the same project all these years later?
NkThrasher: LucklessWonder: Roundabouts (traffic circles) aren't that confusing. And here's the sign, Fark threw away despite it showing up in the WYSIWYG editorYo dawg, I heard you liked traffic circles.They aren't bad if they're used appropriately. Teensy tiny ones usually cause more confusion than they help avoid. Properly sized ones tend to be helpful.
JPINFV: FriarReb98: PapaChester: "The HOV lanes were closed for about an hour while Colorado State Patrol officers and Denver Police officers worked to turn the long bus around."Are these buses on tracks or something? An hour? To pull a U-turn?Do you really think a regular bus could do a U-turn in a 3-lane wide HOV lane, let alone the longcat of buses that that one apparently is?Here's the logical quick solution.1. Police block off the next on-ramp (given current traffic flow).2. Bus driver backs up said bus to on-ramp.3. Bus driver uses said on ramp as an off-ramp,4. Reopen traffic.
IRQ12: I don't know going in reverse in a confined area with one of those beasts for a couple/few miles doesn't sound like much fun.
NightOwl2255: Only problem is, that's a 2 section bus. The back section is basically a trailer. How would you like to back up a 50 foot long bus with a 30 foot long trailer a mile or two?
Almost Everybody Poops: In Chicago the reversible lanes block off the entrances going the other direction with like, 8+ barriers. I can't imagine making reversible lanes w/o using at least some kind of blockade a good idea at all anywhere.weave: The Turks know how to do reversible lanes.I don't think traffic going opposite directions on a freeway w/o some sort of structured median would be a good idea either.
nytmare: If you have to close the lane for an hour just to make a U-turn, why not close it for 10 minutes to let the bus drive to the next exit instead.
PapaChester: "The HOV lanes were closed for about an hour while Colorado State Patrol officers and Denver Police officers worked to turn the long bus around."Are these buses on tracks or something? An hour? To pull a U-turn?
ZAZ: Reversible lanes are a good use of real estate on many routes, but you have to make sure they are easily understood by drivers. Ideally wrong way entrances should be blocked.In the Boston area we have a "zipper" lane that is safe from wrong way traffic by design. We don't have any reversible freeway lanes that use the same pavement in both directions.
LucklessWonder: neuroflare: LucklessWonder: Some more infamous British roads that could be just as confusing:[londonbikers.com image 468x344][www.swindonweb.com image 433x295]And here's the road sign for that second oneI farking hate round-abouts. I've found 2 in AZ and one is a doubled up to be two in a row. Unless you're getting on a freeway prepare for confusion./we have a really farking simple freeway system in Phoenix-metroRoundabouts (traffic circles) aren't that confusing. And here's the sign, Fark threw away despite it showing up in the WYSIWYG editor.[www.armin-grewe.com image 350x262]
LordOfThePings: Does the road go from Surbiton to Hounslow?Also...[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x546]
FriarReb98: So if I'm reading the story right, not only has this happened before with car, but they apparently did nothing about it then, either. Farking brilliant.
Gobsmacked: nytmare: If you have to close the lane for an hour just to make a U-turn, why not close it for 10 minutes to let the bus drive to the next exit instead.Once you are on it, you are on it for a few miles. There aren't many (any?) exits from ~71st Ave until 20th Ave (I believe)..it is a fairly long stretch with no exits.I saw this yesterday today one the way to work, it was a complete WTF moment for me. That being said, the HOV lane is only open going southbound during the weekday mornings. I would think that anyone that drives that part of town would know that, especially the driver of a commuter bus.It is a stupid system, but I am not going to start a huge rant on the traffic issues on the north side of Denver. That would require its own thread.
unlikely: That's the HOV lane and it goes both directions depending on what time it is.
The Irresponsible Captain: Reminds me of this:[www.theblaze.com image 353x504]If you have to stop and get out to read the sign maybe it ought not to exist.
ReverendJasen: The Onion is prophetic: That is quite possibly the dumbest idea I've ever seen for a freeway.They don't call 'em "suicide lanes" for nothing.
Oldiron_79: Warning, sign has sharp edges.
I_Am_Weasel: Oblig...[www.examiner.com image 430x286]
Nutsac_Jim: I_Am_Weasel: Oblig...[www.examiner.com image 430x286]What the hell did steve martin see when he was looking at the ground that made him determine they were going the wrong way?
soaboutthat: The idea of chaning HOV lanes is not all together bad but there has to be better flow control.There are some in Hampton Road Virginia but they have gates at every exit. In the decade I lived in the area the only time I knew of someone getting on the wrong way, the guy went around the gates. It's not that uncommon, northern VA has them as well on 95, go with the flow of traffic.The worst I've ever seen is Nicholasville Road in Lexington KY, the lanes change directions based on the time of day. It's like seven lanes wide and depending on what time of day anywhere from one to five lanes go in either direction.
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