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Lane Rechannelization

Before on Beacon Avenue S south of S Forest St  After on Beacon Avenue S south of S Forest St
A reduction in the number of vehicle travel lanes is commonly referred to as a lane rechannelization. Typically, a four lane roadway (two lanes in each direction) is reduced to a three lane roadway, with one lane in each direction, a center turn lane, and bike lanes.

The advantages of a lane rechannelization are many. Pedestrian crossings are improved when the number of travel lanes is reduced. The addition of bicycle lanes can provide bicyclists with a more comfortable route. Motor vehicle safety can also be significantly improved by providing a safe haven in the turning lane while waiting to make a left turn.

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