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The Hook Turn

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To accommodate trams and lots of through traffic in the city we have a somewhat unique method for accomplishing a right hand turn at selected intersections. At these intersections, you turn right from the left hand lane, leaving the right hand lane free for through traffic and the tram tracks clear for trams. Some people hate them, other people love them. The trickiest part of the hook turn is getting everyone to cooperate. The animation below give a brief run down of how it works..... with a few realistic drivers thrown in for good measure....


This animation requires the Shockwave Flash plugin. I am working on a text based description of this process.


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Ben Kreunen <>
Department of Pathology
Last modified: September 28, 2001