More left turn arrows!

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today a plan to add 100 left-turn arrows to the city’s most congested intersections. It’s called the “Right to Turn Left Initiative,” will cost the city $3 million, will start Jan. 2. By the end of June, 45 intersections have these 100 new arrows installed.

“Every commuter in this city has a fundamental right to turn left,” Villaraigosa said.

Har har! I love a good play on words.

Now I want to see a map of these new arrows!

[More at the Mayor’s website.]

5 Replies to “More left turn arrows!”

  1. YES! Can you make sure at least a few of those make it downtown. This is a great day in traffic history.

    Thank you Sir Mayor,

  2. I just thought of something. Sean Bonner did an editorial piece for the LA Times years ago and I’d swear it had the same “Right to Turn Left” thingy going on?

    Anyone?

  3. While the gleeful cyclist side of my likes that Mayor ‘Tonio used “commuter” instead of “driver,” the humorless vehicle operator side feels the imperative to point out to the mayor that driving — be it left, right or straight — is a privilege, not a right.

  4. I hope they are green left arrows only, and not red ones. You know what I mean. The ones where you can still turn left after the green arrow is gone, so long as it’s all clear. Red left arrows are the DEVIL.

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