Quantcast
16th Ave & Deerfoot Intersection - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 40

Thread: 16th Ave & Deerfoot Intersection

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    08 GSR
    Posts
    310
    Rep Power
    0

    Default 16th Ave & Deerfoot Intersection

    So I encounter this intersection every day when I drive home from work. It's the intersection off the exit of Deerfoot North and 16'th Ave. I want to turn left and go onto 16'th Ave going west bound.

    In the picture here:
    16th Ave.jpg

    Is the blue car on the right lane supposed to take the Blue path or the Red path? I'm always the car on the left lane, and I want the outer left turn lane to turn onto 16'th Ave. There are several times where the car on the right line starts taking the red path and almost side swipes me. When you look at the intersection, the lanes line up so the right car takes the blue path, but at the same time, it doesn't make sense for a car exiting deerfoot just to stay in a lane that's going to enter Deerfoot.

    So what lane is the blue car on the right supposed to take?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    C5Z, Duramax
    Posts
    5,992
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    Blue path imo, and they should be signalling to move over to the red path after the intersection if they need to.

  3. #3
    Thaco's Avatar
    Thaco is online now sucks off little boys (ya, don't fuck with rage2 bitch!!!)
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Rage2
    Posts
    3,590
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    2 lanes before the intersection, 2 lanes after the intersection, why is this even a question?
    User title molested by Rage2.

    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    It's not the size that matters, it's the taste it leaves in your mouth.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Technically the NE
    My Ride
    C63S + AT4
    Posts
    4,129
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Thaco View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    2 lanes before the intersection, 2 lanes after the intersection, why is this even a question?
    This. Only the left lane has the ability to choose.
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
    Originally posted by Toma
    fact.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cruising the +15
    My Ride
    100% SAVAGE
    Posts
    6,076
    Rep Power
    26

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Thaco View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    2 lanes before the intersection, 2 lanes after the intersection, why is this even a question?
    It's two lanes before the intersection and four after.
    I'm the guy taking the red path, although I keep my head on a swivel while doing it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    1,547
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Thaco View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    2 lanes before the intersection, 2 lanes after the intersection, why is this even a question?
    Calgary drivers just seem to not care about actual road rules and will do as they please. You ask why a question? Well if the op created it... it means its a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    It's two lanes before the intersection and four after.
    I'm the guy taking the red path, although I keep my head on a swivel while doing it.
    Agreed. Makes no sense to go straight into the proceeding lane if you can go into the one to the left of it without incident.

    If someone in the blue path went into the red path without looking or signalling they would be at fault.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    GLA
    Posts
    1,679
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    What's most important to remember is that if you are on the red path, you must physically block blue path people from coming into the red path.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    A Gallardo from SDS (hahahaha)
    Posts
    494
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    If the driver in the right lane takes the blue path, there is no chance of confusion from other drivers.

    If he (tries to) take the red path, there's a good chance of an altercation with the driver in the left lane.

    (Disclaimer - I've driven through that intersection maybe 3 times in my entire life so what I think is common sense and "how things are" might be at total odds)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    478
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    There will always be people interpreting differently than you on who should end up where after the intersection, so always think defensive driving and assume they would cut in to your red lane. Pass them quickly or stay just behind them in case they do cut in. If I'm the first in the intersection, I'd just gun it to be ahead right away. Will always try to avoid driving right beside others or let someone stay close beside me, pick a damn spot in front or behind me.
    Last edited by Sky; 07-25-2019 at 01:08 PM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    S.E. (not the drrty south)
    My Ride
    Blandness
    Posts
    7,012
    Rep Power
    25

    Default

    I did that turn for about a year, and always stuck to the left lane, and kept to the left. Then merged over going up the hill. Regardless of what's right and wrong for the other driver, I didn't want to get hit.

  11. #11
    Thaco's Avatar
    Thaco is online now sucks off little boys (ya, don't fuck with rage2 bitch!!!)
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Rage2
    Posts
    3,590
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    It's two lanes before the intersection and four after.
    I'm the guy taking the red path, although I keep my head on a swivel while doing it.
    i dont see 3 until a hundred feet past the intersection.... i definitely diont see 4 in that image......
    User title molested by Rage2.

    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    It's not the size that matters, it's the taste it leaves in your mouth.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    My Ride
    '14 Taco
    Posts
    522
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    Think it’s fair to say that if you’re at that intersection, you should be assuming they’re going to take red and you’re taking the furthest left one. The odds of them going straight are extremely remote unless they took the wrong off ramp off deerfoot

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Stampede Central
    My Ride
    is easy to spot
    Posts
    1,748
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    Still easier to navigate than the mess at NB Deerfoot to WB Memorial / travelling WB Memorial

    ^Per above. I can't control stupid so I will take the path that I have most control over and least likely to get hit.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Blackfalds aka north RD, AB
    My Ride
    Bikes.Car.Truck
    Posts
    905
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    Starting in the right lane, I don't see how taking the red path is correct at all. If there is no one to the left, sure take the red path. But taking the red path as a normal procedure, I just can't see that being right.

    I also don't agree with Extraslow's 'two lanes before and four after.'

    It appears to be two lanes before the intersection, two lanes immediately after the intersection which then opens up into three lanes and grows wider to four lanes to accommodate dual left turn.
    96 Ram 1500-Sold
    03 RSX-S-Sold
    03 350Z-Sold
    07 CBR 600RR-Sold
    11 Honda Fury-Sold
    14 CBR 1000RR-Sold
    14 Ram 1500-Current
    14 Optima LX-Sold
    15 Victory Highball-Current
    15 Genesis 3.8 Ultimate-Current
    18 Husky 701SM-Current

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    S.E. (not the drrty south)
    My Ride
    Blandness
    Posts
    7,012
    Rep Power
    25

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jwslam View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Still easier to navigate than the mess at NB Deerfoot to WB Memorial / travelling WB Memorial

    ^Per above. I can't control stupid so I will take the path that I have most control over and least likely to get hit.
    I LOVE getting blocked in at Memorial/Deerfoot, when some, correction, several assholes run the yellow/red when they're going W/B to S/B

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    YYC
    My Ride
    06 S2000
    Posts
    4,762
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    I mean, it's not like you're getting off Deerfoot to get back onto Deerfoot. If you didn't turn right to get onto 16th Ave eastbound, you obviously want to go westbound, unless you're the 1% that is trying to bypass traffic. Both lanes will be turning left. Red path is what it was obviously intended to be.

    https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.06653.../data=!3m1!1e3

    16thdeerfoot.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by heavyfuel View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    That's why I just say I have a 4" dick and lift weights to make up for it.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Silverado
    Posts
    2,362
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    you should definitely clear the intersection, establish yourself in the right lane, and signal over.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gestalt View Post
    Im the one with a learning disability....

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Technically the NE
    My Ride
    C63S + AT4
    Posts
    4,129
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    If red path was the intention. The lines would have clearly been painted as such. But they weren’t, so blue path is correct regardless of how illogical it is to take the exit to go back to Deerfoot.

    That North most turning lane in EB16th is free flowing, not controlled with a light, which would be the only way red path would work safely.
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
    Originally posted by Toma
    fact.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Moo Town
    My Ride
    (0^oo^0)~
    Posts
    564
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    As mentioned by others, car in right lane should stick with blue path. Car in left lane can choose but should also be aware that there are cars coming off 16th Eastbound either to pull a U and get back onto 16th Westbound or continue onto Deerfoot North.

    Dickheads in the right lane pride themselves on thinking ahead and busting into the blue path early because that red path eventually ends way after you pass the upcoming intersection and onto the offramp going Deerfooth North.

  20. #20
    Thaco's Avatar
    Thaco is online now sucks off little boys (ya, don't fuck with rage2 bitch!!!)
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Rage2
    Posts
    3,590
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    If red path was the intention. The lines would have clearly been painted as such. But they weren’t, so blue path is correct regardless of how illogical it is to take the exit to go back to Deerfoot.

    That North most turning lane in EB16th is free flowing, not controlled with a light, which would be the only way red path would work safely.
    exactly, if this was the intent the lines would be like this

    Annotation 2019-07-25 134100.jpg
    User title molested by Rage2.

    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    It's not the size that matters, it's the taste it leaves in your mouth.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. **HELP NEEDED, ACCIDENT 4/17/15 - Deerfoot&16th **

    By Royle9 in forum General Car/Bike Talk
    Replies: 24
    Latest Threads: 04-21-2015, 04:21 PM
  2. 16th Ave/Deerfoot Accident

    By msommers in forum Street Encounters
    Replies: 25
    Latest Threads: 02-22-2011, 12:28 PM
  3. Replies: 90
    Latest Threads: 10-22-2009, 01:35 AM
  4. Replies: 24
    Latest Threads: 06-25-2008, 11:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •