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  •  i've heard that Chicago experimented with (1+ / 0-)
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    Hayate Yagami

    getting rid of all-red-time to increase traffic capacity slightly.  What I heard was that it increased the amount of crashes at first, but as drivers got used to it, the increase tapered off, and it did help traffic flow somewhat.

    I thought that was interesting since it goes against normal practice. From what you're saying with your red-light-camera experience, maybe it didn't work so well.

    Shear is a very brittle failure mode. Other modes of material failure include warning signs like bowing or cracking. But Failure in Shear often occurs catastrophically, without warning.

    by Failure in Shear on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:44:48 AM PST

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    •  News to me... (2+ / 0-)
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      chantedor, kurt

      ...all-reds remain for the signals I lnow of, and usually include a 3 second lead pedestrian interval. I retired in 2010, and I would have heard if something like that was tried.

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