Report: Reversible lanes confusing, ineffective

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PHOENIX -- New research out of Arizona State University shows that reversible lanes are not only confusing to drivers, they are not working.

According to the report, the lanes, known by some as "suicide lanes," would be more effective if they were better explained. Otherwise, they should be eliminated, the report says.

Business owners and residents of areas utilizing the reversible lanes say confused drivers often cut through parking lots and make unsafe U-turns.

Future of lanes to be decided

A city council meeting next month will address the future of the reversible lands on Seventh Street and Seventh Avenue.