Apparently these so-called "zipper lanes" are in use all over the world, and could solve some of the traffic issues until a permanent fix -- be it a monorail or jetpack rentals.
The Post's Jessica Fender writes:
Movable concrete barriers would divide a section of westbound Interstate 70 on weekend afternoons, temporarily rededicating the inside lane to eastbound traffic along one of the roadway's most snarled segments.
The lawmakers pushing the plan estimate that the extra eastbound lane could halve drive times over the affected stretch, though others worry about the safety and feasibility of using the system on steep, wintry roads.
Sounds like an oddly pragmatic solution, especially considering how long this problem has festered. But what does the peanut gallery think?
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