Zipper merge

zipper merge

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Studies have shown (most notably, a study by the Minnesota Department of Transportation) that merging as late as possibly has many benefits on traffic:

  • Reduces differences in speeds between two lanes
  • Reduces the overall length of traffic backup by as much as 40 percent
  • Reduces congestion on freeway interchanges
  • Creates a sense of fairness and equity that all lanes are moving at the same rate
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