roy asked in Cars & TransportationSafety · 1 month ago

Why is it that at T intersections with traffic lights there is only a crosswalk on the right side but not on the left side? ?

If you're at a T intersection with traffic lights where you can only go right or left, why is it that there is only a crosswalk on the right but not on the left?

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  • 1 month ago

    Instead of crossing on your left side, a pedestrian is supposed to go around the long way, using both of the two crosswalks that do exist, so that they don't get hit by cars that have green lights and are turning left.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That's not universally true because I have often seen them on both sides, but the answer is that crosswalks, and particularly the electronic walk signs are expensive to install and maintain and many communities cannot afford more than one per intersection. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The other crosswalk is on the other side.  The reason?  It is more efficient to only have 2 crosswalks and it saves money on crosswalk lights and road paint.

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