In contrast to the usual circular intersection in the pilot, most of the directions will be displayed along the optimal trajectory using the guide marking.
The innovation will help to avoid unnecessary maneuvering and will create a single and logical trajectory. According to the forecast of the Traffic Management Center of Moscow, such marking should reduce the accident rate and increase the throughput of such an intersection by 20%.
“Our drivers are not very fond of circular intersections, and it is understandable – it requires extreme concentration. One has to take many maneuvers in a dense stream, choose the correct lane and do not miss the correct turn. The risk of a road accident increases, as drivers do not know which trajectory to choose,” – shared the press service of the Traffic Management Center of Moscow.
“The advantages of the “pilot” turbojunction are obvious. The number of conflict points decreases, the speed of movement increases, and as a result, the throughput of the intersection increases by 20-30%. In essence, the principle of “those who drive straight should not change the lane” is ensured, just not at ordinary intersections, but at the roundabouts,” – they add.
The pilot will be launched in one of the districts of Moscow – Central Chertanovo. The Traffic Management Center will monitor the traffic situation in real time around the clock with the help of video surveillance cameras. Also, before the start of the experiment, information boards will be installed. Traffic information at the intersection will be posted in standard messages in Yandex Navigator, a traffic-control mobile app for car drivers.
For reference: Turbojunctions are widely used in the world, and in many countries, such as Germany, the Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, technical guidelines are developed for the design of such intersections. More than 400 such intersections exist on the roads of 21 countries in Europe, North and South America, as well as in South Africa. According to the data of 2016, the following European countries are the leaders in terms of quantity: the Netherlands - 302, Poland - 35, Germany - 11, Slovenia - 11, Czech Republic - 11, Hungary - 7.