5 Blog Posts From the ZIPPER MERGE Tag


War on Cars Watch for June 19, 2019

War on Cars Watch for June 19, 2019

Welcome to the War on Cars Watch, a weekly blog to bring together all the stories that affect motorists with regards to street planning such as road diets, and traffic calming as well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets. Please read this blog and let us know what you think by commenting […]

The Zipper Merge—Coming to a Construction Zone near You Part 2, Readers Comments: oos E-Newsletter #501

The Zipper Merge—Coming to a Construction Zone near You Part 2, Readers Comments: oos E-Newsletter #501

The Oostwestthuisbest received some thoughtful comments from readers like you and thought we should share them.  If you missed reading Part 1, click HERE.  I’m glad one more place seems to have figured this out. Many other places have not. People get the idea that others who are using an open lane to a […]

The Zipper Merge—Coming to a Construction Zone near You: oos E-Newsletter #499

The Zipper Merge—Coming to a Construction Zone near You: oos E-Newsletter #499

From Montana Member Bob Morrow The most controversial, or more accurately the least understood, highway driving maneuver sanctioned by transportation experts is the zipper merge. It is a method of combining two streams of traffic into one when there is a lane restriction ahead, such as in a construction zone. Invariably some drivers think that […]

Should Parents be Teaching Their Kids How to Drive? oos E-Newsletter #497

Should Parents be Teaching Their Kids How to Drive? oos E-Newsletter #497

By Shelia Dunn, oos Communications Director Our son will soon turn 16 and he has no interest in learning how to drive yet. I’m relieved. I don’t want to teach him how to drive especially since I drive a stick shift. It doesn’t help that I’m not really the best role model of driving. I’m […]

Putting Courtesy Back into Driving

When promoting the virtues of lane courtesy, the oos will often get feedback from readers suggesting – some more forcefully than others – that the proper terminology should be ‘lane discipline’ or ‘keep right except to pass.’ Both of those phrases have specific and important meanings, but neither does justice to the spirit of cooperation […]

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