Right On Red – Do We Really Want to Prioritize Cars?

Cities are beginning to rethink right on red.  RTOR was started in the 1970s to keep traffic moving and save gas.  But with increased awareness of the need for walkable cities do we still want to prioritize moving traffic quickly through intersections at the expense of the most vulnerable road users?

Here’s the problem: “…Since it challenges 40 years of bad design habits…prohibiting rights on red is “a paperwork nightmare,” so engineers are reluctant to do it.”

“It’s just another example where we prioritize mobility over safety,”

It’s Time for Cities to Rethink Right Turns on Red

By Angie Schmitt 

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