Letter: HMB’s new intersection: progress, my eye!
Half Moon Bay has, in the name of progress, ruined a perfectly functioning traffic pattern and turned it into a parking lot. I refer to the new lane-usage arrows encountered when leaving the Safeway shopping center to exit onto Highway 92 and/or Highway 1.
By making the ‘right-turn only lane’ into a ‘right-turn or straight-ahead lane’ a traffic jam has been created. It is now possible to have to wait through two (or more) cycles of the long signal change in order to turn right.
Surely, Half Moon Bay, in analyzing what they have done, will quickly revert back to the original ‘right-turn only lane’ configuration.