Tuesday, 26 July 2011
A view down Market Street
Another view from the top deck of the #206 bus from Gee Cross to Piccadilly.
We are at the traffic lights where Union Street meets Market Street.
It is now a box junction. For the benefit of our overseas viewers a box junction is a traffic control measure designed to prevent gridlock at busy road junctions. The surface of the junction is marked with a criss-cross grid of diagonal painted lines and vehicles may not enter the area so marked unless their exit from the junction is clear; drivers may enter the box and wait when they want to turn right and are stopped from doing so only by oncoming traffic or by other vehicles waiting to turn right.
Simple, isn't it?
You can see a slide-show and follow the route of my journey on the #206 at Geo-trips.