Saturday, July 21, 2012

The new left turn lane

With the fairly recent addition of bike lanes along Madison, an added bonus was also provided: a left turn lane.  The ends of my block need these for those who want to turn left onto Idlewild and Auburndale, but the left turn lane in the middle of my block takes on a different roll...

This beer truck uses the left turn lane to deliver beer to the Bar-B-Q Shop.  I managed to take this photo as the driver waved to a fellow deliveryman.

M. Palazola Produce Co. uses the left turn lane for delivery to Fuel Cafe on the block next to me.

Even the police use the left turn lane for their investigations.

And when you're in trouble, the left turn lane provides a good spot to pull over.