Open question to Houston readers. You’re on the road. You need to make a left or U-turn. Do you pull to the near side of the median opening? (blue car) Or the far side? (red car)
On the one hand, the near side movement is common to almost all our signalized intersections. On the other hand, the far side movement is common to rural divided highways, urban divided highways in many other states, and Houston arterials of yore. H-town thoroughfares were divided going back to the 50’s, but the bullet-nose median opening – which enables the nearside movement – didn’t really become omnipresent until the 80’s.
What do you do?