Many Thanks for your E - Mail Description of the " T " style Intersection,
specifically The WCD - Hannaford's Intersection.
By all means, Visual Interaction between Pedestrians and Drivers of Motor
I have witnessed Pedestrians at that Intersection who appear to be quite
familiar with its idiosyncrasies and its 2 Westbound Left Turning Exit
Lanes onto a 4 Lane Commuter Artery.
I have also witnessed Pedestrians who are crossing it for the First Time,
no doubt. Sometimes a single Pedestrian heading to Hannford's . Other
occasions there will be a young Family with one or more children or an
Elderly man or woman pushing a 2 wheel personal Grocery Cart. Once in a
while, I have seen a group of 4 to 6 people. And unsure of how or what to
do, some will make it across all 4 Lanes of WCD but some of their group
have to wait on the Median Cut.
The Interaction between Pedestrian/s and sometimes " impatient " Exiting
Left Turn Drivers is Crucial to avoiding a Disaster. Some Drivers are no
doubt wondering " Where the heck did they come from ? " Their Attention is
focused on that Green Left Turn Arrow and not a Pedestrian in the Crosswalk
who activated the Pushbutton Control.
On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 10:38 AM Lee Prince <leeleeprince51@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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Great to hear from everyone!
On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 9:48 AM John Brooking <johnbrooking4@xxxxxxxxx>
Forwarding this message from Carson, which doesn't appear to have come
through the list, but apparently is in response to Dennis' email
comments about the Hannaford Drive intersection.
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From: Carson Wood <carsonlwood@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 8:58 AM
Subject: T intersection.
To: John Brooking <johnbrooking4@xxxxxxxxx>
Because the ped signal is not an all stop, the ped in the crosswalk must
interact with the left turners to complete the crossing.
It seems reasonable to assume the ped has the right of way being in
Because the ped signal is based on a 4 way intersection, the
interaction in the beyond centerline lanes must occur.
This ambiguity is the issue with T intersections.
Crossing this intersection with my Wife yesterday required very swift
walking to complete.