A Clever New Kind of Intersection Kicks Risky Left Turns to the Curb Video Description

So the diamond intersection, ideal for spots where surface roads intersect with highways, and where cars move between the two, gets rid of the risky process of turning left across oncoming traffic. There’s a lot going on visually, but the system’s pretty simple. Say you’re coming from the east side of the road: First, you wait at a red light as drivers from the west smoothly criss-cross from one side to another. Then their light turns red, and it’s your turn turn to move through the elongated ichthys. More cars merge and exit the streams through wide turns. Meanwhile, a highway travels above the whole dance, allowing even more vehicles to move through a relatively constrained area. Traveling between freeways has never been so hypnotic:

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