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Intersection (road)

Index Intersection (road)

An intersection is an at-grade junction where two or more roads meet or cross. [1]

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Advanced stop line

An advanced stop line (ASL), also called advanced stop box or bike box, are road markings at signalised road junctions allowing certain types of vehicle a head start when the traffic signal changes from red to green.

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All-way stop

An all-way stop (or four-way stop when there are four approaches to the intersection) is an intersection system used predominantly in the United States of America, SADC, Liberia and Canada where traffic approaching it from all directions is required to stop before proceeding through the intersection.

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Atlantic Media

Atlantic Media is an American print and online media company owned by David G. Bradley and based in the Watergate in Washington, D.C. The company publishes several prominent news magazines and digital publications including The Atlantic, Quartz, Government Executive, Defense One and those belonging to its National Journal Group subsidiary: National Journal, The Hotline, National Journal Daily (previously known as Congress Daily), and Technology Daily.

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A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.

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Bowtie (road)

The bowtie is a type of road intersection which replaces left turns (in jurisdictions that drive on the right) or right turns (in jurisdictions that drive on the left), with roundabouts on the cross street.

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Box junction

A box junction is a road traffic control measure designed to prevent congestion and gridlock at junctions.

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City block

A city block, urban block or simply block is a central element of urban planning and urban design.

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Continuous-flow intersection

A continuous flow intersection (CFI), also called a crossover displaced left-turn (XDL or DLT), is an alternative design for an at-grade road junction.

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A curb (American English), or kerb (Australian English, British English; see spelling differences), is the edge where a raised sidewalk (pavement in British English; pavement or footpath in Australian English) or road median/central reservation meets a street or other roadway.

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Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport.

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Cycling infrastructure

Cycling infrastructure refers to all infrastructure which may be used by cyclists.

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Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a division of the United States Department of Transportation that specializes in highway transportation.

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Five Points, Atlanta

Five Points is a district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States, the primary reference for the downtown area.

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Gore (road)

A gore (British English: nose), refers to a triangular piece of land.

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Hook turn

A hook turn (also known as a perimeter-style turn in Canada) is a road cycling maneuver and traffic-control mechanism in which vehicles that would normally turn from the closest lane of an intersection instead turn from the farthest lane, across all other lanes of traffic.

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Interchange (road)

In the field of road transport, an interchange is a road junction that uses grade separation, and typically one or more ramps, to permit traffic on at least one highway to pass through the junction without interruption from any other crossing traffic stream.

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A jughandle is a type of ramp or slip road that changes the way traffic turns left at an at-grade intersection (in a country where traffic drives on the right).

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Junction (traffic)

A junction, when discussed in the context of transport, is a location where traffic can change between different routes, directions, or sometimes modes, of travel.

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Left- and right-hand traffic

The terms right-hand traffic (RHT) and left-hand traffic (LHT) refer to the practice, in bidirectional traffic situations, to keep to the right side or to the left side of the road, respectively.

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Median strip

The median strip or central reservation is the reserved area that separates opposing lanes of traffic on divided roadways, such as divided highways, dual carriageways, freeways, and motorways.

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Michigan left

A Michigan left is an at-grade intersection design which replaces each left turn at an intersection with a divided roadway with the combination of a right turn followed by a U-turn, or a U-turn followed by a right turn, depending on the situation.

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The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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An overpass (called a flyover in the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries) is a bridge, road, railway or similar structure that crosses over another road or railway.

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A pedestrian is a person travelling on foot, whether walking or running.

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Pedestrian crossing

A pedestrian crossing (British English) or crosswalk (American English) is a place designated for pedestrians to cross a road.

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Pedestrian scramble

A pedestrian scramble, also known as scramble intersection and scramble corner (Canada), 'X' Crossing (UK), diagonal crossing (US), exclusive pedestrian interval, or Barnes Dance, is a type of traffic signal movement that temporarily stops all vehicular traffic, thereby allowing pedestrians to cross an intersection in every direction, including diagonally, at the same time.

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In elementary geometry, the property of being perpendicular (perpendicularity) is the relationship between two lines which meet at a right angle (90 degrees).

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Protected intersection

A protected intersection is an at-grade road junction in which cyclists and pedestrians are separated from cars.

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Quadrant roadway intersection

A quadrant roadway intersection adds an additional "quadrant roadway" between two legs of an intersection.

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Right-in/right-out (RIRO) and left-in/left-out (LILO) refer to a type of three-way road intersection where turning movements of vehicles are restricted.

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Road junction

A junction is where two or more roads meet.

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Road traffic safety

Road traffic safety refers to the methods and measures used to prevent road users from being killed or seriously injured.

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A roundabout, also called a traffic circle, road circle, rotary, rotunda or island, is a type of circular intersection or junction in which road traffic flows almost continuously in one direction around a central island.

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Seagull intersection

A seagull intersectionJohn Harper, Wal Smart, Michael de Roos: 2000 – 2010 or continuous green T-intersection (also known as a turbo-T (in Florida) or High-T intersection (in Nevada and Utah)Nevada DOT) is a type of three-way road intersection, usually used on high traffic volume roads and dual carriageways.

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Seven Dials, London

Seven Dials is a small road junction in Covent Garden in the West End of London where seven streets converge.

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Shibuya Station

is a railway station in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, operated jointly by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Keio Corporation, Tokyu Corporation, and Tokyo Metro.

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Slip lane

A slip lane is a road traffic lane provided at an intersection to allow vehicles to turn at the intersection without actually entering it and interfering with through traffic.

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Staggered junction

A staggered junction is a place where several roads meet a main road at a slight distance apart thus they do not all come together at the same point.

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Stop sign

A stop sign is a traffic sign to notify drivers that they must come to a complete stop and make sure no other cars are coming before proceeding.

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Stormwater, also spelled storm water, is water that originates during precipitation events and snow/ice melt.

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A streetcorner or street corner is the location which lies adjacent to an intersection of two roads.

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A superstreet, also known as a restricted crossing U-turn (RCUT), J-turn, or reduced conflict intersection, is a type of road intersection that is a variation of the Michigan left.

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Texas T

A Texas T, also called a T-ramp, is a T-shaped highway ramp that combines entrance and exit ramps into a single structure that allows entrance and exit to the left (inside) lanes of an expressway.

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Texas U-turn

A Texas U-turn, or Texas turnaround, boomerang, or loop around, is a lane allowing cars traveling on one side of a one-way frontage road to U-turn onto the opposite frontage road (typically crossing over or under a freeway or expressway).

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Three-way junction

A 3-way junction (or 3-way intersection) is a type of road intersection with three arms.

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Traffic circle

A traffic circle is a type of intersection that directs both turning and through traffic onto a one-way circular roadway, usually built for the purposes of traffic calming or aesthetics.

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Traffic light

Traffic lights, also known as traffic signals, traffic lamps, traffic semaphore, signal lights, stop lights, robots (in South Africa and most of Africa), and traffic control signals (in technical parlance), are signalling devices positioned at road intersections, pedestrian crossings, and other locations to control flows of traffic.

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A tunnel is an underground passageway, dug through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end.

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Turn on red

A turn on red is a principle of law permitting vehicles at a traffic light showing a red signal to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them (almost always after a complete stop) when the way is clear, without having to wait for a green signal.

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Turnaround (road)

In the field of road transport, a turnaround is a type of junction that allows traffic traveling in one direction on a road to efficiently make a U-turn (to reverse course and travel the opposite direction) typically without backing up or making dangerous maneuvers in the middle of the traffic stream.

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Uncontrolled intersection

An uncontrolled intersection is a road intersection where no traffic lights, road markings or signs are used to indicate the right-of-way.

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United States Department of Transportation

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation.

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Yield sign

In road transport, a yield or give way sign indicates that each driver must prepare to stop if necessary to let a driver on another approach proceed.

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