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Topic # 150989 10-Aug-2014 10:46
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One for Wellington users.

I am traveling north on Adelaide Road towards the Basin Reserve (past McDonalds on my left). As I turn left on to Rugby Street to go around the Basin Reserve, the two lanes suddenly become three.

I want to know who has right-of-way for the new magic middle lane.

I *think* the road markings indicate that the left-hand lane splits to become the new middle lane, so cars in the left-hand lane have right-of-way to choose either the left-hand or middle lane. But I've certainly witnessed driving to the contrary.

My usual approach is to just stick to the relevant outside lane, then change to the middle-lane later if I need it (no chances0. But I'm curious to know the actual rights and wrongs of this intersection.

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  Reply # 1105795 10-Aug-2014 10:55
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It is nothing new, it has been like this for a long time. And yes, you are correct, inside lane has two choices.
There is the exact same setup, turning left out of Harris onto the Quays.

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  Reply # 1105800 10-Aug-2014 11:01
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The left lane clearly splits into two.




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  Reply # 1105872 10-Aug-2014 14:07
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Inphinity: The left lane clearly splits into two.


That's what I thought. If I'm in the left lane on Adelaide Road then I nearly always progress into the centre lane around the basin and I've never had anyone cut me off.

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  Reply # 1105982 10-Aug-2014 17:58
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Google maps show this clearly.
The flaw is do most people in the Adelaide Rd righthand lane want to go to Cambridge Tce or do they end up having to try and merge to turn left to go to Buckle St?
Of course you can't admit to being a motorist in Wellington as you are in danger of the Council sending you on a re-education course with guilt counselling :-(

Sorry but this conversation just makes me sad about the loss of the flyover. that would have dramatically reduced traffic at this intersection


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  Reply # 1105998 10-Aug-2014 18:47
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D1023319: Google maps show this clearly.
The flaw is do most people in the Adelaide Rd righthand lane want to go to Cambridge Tce or do they end up having to try and merge to turn left to go to Buckle St?


I always use the left lane for Buckle St and the right lane for Cambridge Tce.

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