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January 22, 2011


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Central Melbourne doesn't have built separate ROWs but cars aren't allowed to drive on the tracks either. The benefit of hook turns in that situation is also that throughgoing traffic doesn't have to deal with the right-turning vehicles and can keep going without obstruction.

There are several places around the world that don't have streetcars but allow hook turns for cars or buses or (motor)cyclists. It seems to keep things moving where turns on red are not permitted.


Toronto has two intersections where an 'indirect left turn' is suggested for cyclists. For cars, the closest thing to a hook is at eastbound Dupont at Avenue, where drivers are instructed to make a left turn from the rightmost lane IF they intend to turn right again once they are on Avenue.

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