Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Superstreet Will Revolutionize Traffic Flow

Gizmag, a blog I receive about new and emerging technologies, reports something good coming surfacing out of nearby Raleigh  (don’t worry, this time is wasn’t stolen from Durham.)

It is a revolutionary traffic design by North Carolina State University researchers that virtually eliminates left hand turns on regular surface streets in cities and towns.smartstreet-1

NCSU will present the successfully tested “superstreet” concept  to Federal transportation officials in Washington D.C. during the last week in January.

I know, most of us are still adapting to the new interchange design at the I-40/Fayetteville St approach to Durham’s Streets at Southpoint, but I’m all for Superstreets.

Obviously, for any “anti-government” folks, this not just for convenience but to reduce traffic tie ups, improve productivity and reduce pollution. 

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