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ripcord

(5,553 posts)
3. If i could defime it I wouldn't have asked
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 05:10 PM
Feb 2024

There is a ballot measure in LA that approves road diets if passed.

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,154 posts)
5. Well, you could post the text. That would help us help you
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 05:14 PM
Feb 2024

You do want to be helped, right?

"road diets"?

* road kill?
* eating while driving?
* losing weight by passing by all the junk food places found on the roads?
* budgeting for road construction and maintenance?
* Japanese Parliament (Diet) on a roll?

marble falls

(58,094 posts)
11. Does 'road diet' mean road kill? People eat road kill deer, why would it be against the law, ...
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 05:24 PM
Feb 2024

... in Iowa if you hit a deer, you're allowed to field dress it in the ditch as long as the viscera is buried in the snow. The law enforcement officer on scene will even help you get it into the trunk or back of the pickup and it doesn't count on one's deer ticket.

In Ohio - do NOT run over a deer or touch it on the shoulder. You will get a serious ticket. The Sheriffs and Ohio State patrol take fresh carcasses to county homes, hospitals and jails.

But what is 'sime'??

BTW you might like this article:

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-30/despite-new-california-law-illegal-to-collect-roadkill

Lonestarblue

(10,303 posts)
6. I don't know if this is the same, but see below. But what a strange term!
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 05:14 PM
Feb 2024

“A roadway reconfiguration known as a Road Diet offers several high-value improvements at a low cost when applied to traditional four-lane undivided highways. In addition to low cost, the primary benefits of a Road Diet include enhanced safety, mobility and access for all road users and a "complete streets" environment to accommodate a variety of transportation modes.

A classic Road Diet typically involves converting an existing four-lane, undivided roadway segment to a three-lane segment consisting of two through lanes and a center, two-way left-turn lane.”

https://highways.dot.gov/safety/other/road-diets

 

ripcord

(5,553 posts)
9. Thanks for that
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 05:18 PM
Feb 2024

I don't think anyone would be stupid enough to vote for something like that in Los Angeles.

EYESORE 9001

(26,078 posts)
7. You mean like bologna jerky?
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 05:18 PM
Feb 2024

Just buy a package of bologna and separate the slices onto the car’s dashboard . Let the sun and desert climate do the work.

Greybnk48

(10,190 posts)
8. I found this:
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 05:18 PM
Feb 2024
https://highways.dot.gov/safety/other/road-diets It's reconfiguring a 4 lane, undivided roadway to 3 lanes with added turn-lanes to minimize accidents from turning (left) across lanes.

MissB

(15,815 posts)
10. We have a few around town
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 05:19 PM
Feb 2024

One down on the riverfront was four lanes and now is 3 lanes. One direction only has one lane, and the old lane is now a biking/walking path. Between that and the very reduced speed, it takes longer to get through. But since I’m now remote, I no longer drive that road.

A few others maybe make sense. Slows down the cars, provides more of a buffer for other modes of transportation.

Sometimes a lane will become a dedicated bus lane. That’s fine too!

Takes some getting used to when they make a switch.

tinrobot

(10,938 posts)
15. Reduce road size, mostly to give bikes a chance.
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 07:11 PM
Feb 2024

Typically, on a 4 lane road, they'd drop it to two lanes with a center lane for left turns. Remaining space is used for bike lanes.

They did it to Rowena here in Silver Lake (LA). As a cyclist, I think it's better. My neighbor who owns four cars complains.

 

ripcord

(5,553 posts)
16. I was reading and they did a test in Playa del Ray
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 07:27 PM
Feb 2024

It screwed up traffic so bad that the LAFD opposes this measure because it added to their response times. I understand the goal is to get cars off the roads but LA needs viable public transit first.

GenThePerservering

(1,968 posts)
17. Neighournoods who are unlucky enough
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 07:48 PM
Feb 2024

to have four-lane streets through them driven by out-of-control motorists who speed, run stop lights, stop signs and mow down other street users may request a road diet for their area. A road diet may be a wide median with greenery, bike lanes or sidewalks.

They work very well here.

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