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Re: FLEX Turn Lanes (FTL) and TuLEPs - Development and Support
« Reply #1060 on: December 29, 2016, 07:33:20 PM »
Just worked up this design for the T-intersection version of the Type 220 x One-Way Road intersection:



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« Reply #1060 on: December 29, 2016, 07:33:20 PM »

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« Reply #1061 on: December 29, 2016, 07:59:40 PM »
Now that is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  On the note of FLEX, will your FLEX SPUI's be included with the next NAM update? 

Wow, you are truly amazing and thank you so much for sharing. &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls

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« Reply #1062 on: December 29, 2016, 08:15:39 PM »
Tarkus, your work is becoming a threat to our emotional stability  &hlp :crytissue: :bnn: :'(  this is simply too perfect to be true!!

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« Reply #1062 on: December 29, 2016, 08:15:39 PM »

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« Reply #1063 on: December 30, 2016, 08:17:06 AM »
Oh yeah!!! :) It's amazing and very good looking intersection.
I guess there will be similiar versions for TLA5 and the rest of the NWM sometimes in the far future, but it's awesome anyway! :) &apls &apls &apls

Thank you! :)

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« Reply #1064 on: December 30, 2016, 08:47:11 PM »
I love that setup! It looks awesome!!! &apls :thumbsup: &apls
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Re: FLEX Turn Lanes (FTL) and TuLEPs - Development and Support
« Reply #1065 on: December 30, 2016, 09:34:09 PM »
Thanks, dyoungyn, matias93, Tyberius06, and compdude787, for the kind words!  (And thanks to everyone who gave the last update a "Like".)

This one took a surprising amount of gator wrangling to pull off, but it's one of the last setups I wanted to get in place for the Type 130 FTLs.



Now to answer a few questions:

On the note of FLEX, will your FLEX SPUI's be included with the next NAM update? 

It's looking like the FlexSPUI relaunch will be a NAM 37 or 38 addition.  We're likely going to need FTL support for the draggable viaducts to be in place in order for the L1 and L2 versions to be able to be connected to anything, and that's a pretty big can of worms to open.

I guess there will be similiar versions for TLA5 and the rest of the NWM sometimes in the far future, but it's awesome anyway!

Since differentiation between Avenue and and TLA-5 setups has been built into the Type 120 and 220 FTLs, a TLA-5 version is already part of the equation.



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« Reply #1065 on: December 30, 2016, 09:34:09 PM »

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« Reply #1066 on: December 30, 2016, 10:53:16 PM »
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« Reply #1066 on: December 30, 2016, 10:53:16 PM »

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« Reply #1067 on: December 31, 2016, 03:51:16 PM »
Alex, you're killing it!

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Re: FLEX Turn Lanes (FTL) and TuLEPs - Development and Support
« Reply #1068 on: January 01, 2017, 09:39:31 AM »
I know function before cosmetics, but I'm not sure why you had to put such a sharp pointy angular island in the double left turn like that. I've never seen that.

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« Reply #1068 on: January 01, 2017, 09:39:31 AM »

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« Reply #1069 on: January 01, 2017, 11:50:53 AM »
Quote from: j-dub
I know function before cosmetics, but I'm not sure why you had to put such a sharp pointy angular island in the double left turn like that. I've never seen that.

This is often done to discourage people from illegal left turns from the straight lane(s).

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« Reply #1069 on: January 01, 2017, 11:50:53 AM »

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« Reply #1070 on: January 01, 2017, 01:11:25 PM »
Looks great Alex! My only potential suggestion is a texture-related one. As far as the "wear lines" from the cars go, I'm not sure if there should be one coming from the right turning lane that goes to the left lane of the OWR.

Here's a picture with the part I'm talking about circled:



I say that because even though people don't always go into the correct lane on double-lefts, they're supposed to and not doing so is a frequent cause of wrecks. Other than that little nit-picking it looks great!

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Re: FLEX Turn Lanes (FTL) and TuLEPs - Development and Support
« Reply #1071 on: January 02, 2017, 07:09:30 PM »
Thanks, Ryan B., j-dub, and MushyMushy for the kind words and feedback (and to all who hit "Like" on that last one).

The left lane connection on the wear lines was bugging me a bit, too, so I've fixed it, and made a few other little changes.



To add to Ryan's explanation for the island, it is basically an implementation of an engineering technique known as channelization.  In other words, the inclusion of that island helps enforce the directionality of traffic.  As emphasized by the replacement of the crosswalk markings with stop lines, it's actually intended to be a partial seagull intersection.  As the through lanes on the outer part of the intersection have no real interaction with the cross street (being an OWR heading out of the intersection, there's actually no need for them to stop.

These partial seagull designs are actually in use a fair bit in Eugene, Oregon--Franklin Boulevard (Oregon Highway 99) on the north side of the University of Oregon campus is littered with them.  The one at the intersection of Franklin and East 11th Avenue was actually the main inspiration for this design.  You'll actually be seeing quite a few Eugene designs showing up in this thread here soon, particularly with regards to FTL and SITAP setups.

It's also worth noting that this particular design also has an eye toward continuous-flow intersections (CFIs), which are something that's been part of the long-term gameplan for the whole NWM/FTL/TuLEP ecosystem since very early in planning.

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« Reply #1071 on: January 02, 2017, 07:09:30 PM »

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« Reply #1072 on: January 03, 2017, 06:41:27 PM »
Another update . . . here's where SITAP is headed next.  The plan is for this to complement the RealExpressway (REW).  Don't know if this will be a NAM 36 feature, but it's in the pipeline.



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Edit: Forgot the image the first go around. :facepalm:

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« Reply #1073 on: January 03, 2017, 11:36:17 PM »
Ohh boy this is getting exciting now  &hlp  What would make this awesome if the same could be applied to RHW1 and the same apply for both for AVE6/7.


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« Reply #1074 on: January 04, 2017, 04:07:22 AM »
I like what i see! &apls

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« Reply #1075 on: January 06, 2017, 06:13:48 PM »
Thanks, dyoungyn and Gugu3 (and all who hit "Like")!

What would make this awesome if the same could be applied to RHW1 and the same apply for both for AVE6/7.

We will get there.  The MIS will be getting SITAP and FTL support, though that's probably going to be a project for another release.

The OWR-1 work, however, is going pretty well.  Still no guarantees at this moment, particularly with more RL looming on the horizon, but there's a decent shot of it going into NAM 36.  Still need to finish the T21s and paths on these intersections below, but the RUL2 code is operational.



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« Reply #1075 on: January 06, 2017, 06:13:48 PM »

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« Reply #1076 on: January 06, 2017, 06:47:18 PM »
I can see more fun staff is coming! :) Thank you!  &apls &apls &apls

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« Reply #1077 on: January 06, 2017, 07:23:01 PM »
This is like the Groundhog Day movie, but with Christmas, it doesn't end  $%Grinno$% !!

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« Reply #1078 on: January 08, 2017, 06:56:27 PM »
Thanks, Tyberius, matias, and everyone for the kind words and support!

The paths and T21s are now in place on the previously shown intersections. 



In the process, I also discovered the capacity-boosting Distilled Intersection Paths had disappeared from the NRD-4 (likely when the direct Pedmall connection paths were added), so that's been fixed, and NRD-4 will be back up to its intended capacity for NAM 36.

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« Reply #1079 on: January 09, 2017, 03:09:29 AM »
Great stuff!

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