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Merging Traffic

... into an empty lane or adjust speed accordingly. The Zipper Merge Doing the Zipper Merge is the preferred behaviour when you are approaching a lane ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/03/27 - 13:39 - 14 comments

OPINION - Butting In At the Last Second

... of driver frustration are obvious results. Late merge or zipper merge is an approach which recommends cars not merge until at or near ... in Vancouver. Personally, I remain committed to a late or zipper merge approach to this kind of traffic problem. As long distance ...

Anonymous - 2020/08/09 - 12:54 - 11 comments

VIEWPOINT - A Case for Lane Filtering

... talking about a bike using existing roadspace before a zipper merge... Just ride in the outside of the lane? It honestly isn't ...

Anonymous - 2021/10/18 - 15:03 - 40 comments

Forced Tailgating

... Yet at the same time this person did not believe in the zipper merge as you were supposed to go behind them even though in a zipper merge you should have gone in front. In other words if this person was ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/06/05 - 11:30 - 6 comments

Go! It's an Acceleration Lane...

... their proper position in their lane and facilitate zipper merging. I do sometimes see motorcyclists in heavy traffic choose to ... across the 1st. narrows. For years everyone followed the zipper method then around the early 80's saw a demographic change in ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 12 comments

VIEWPOINT - Being the Best Driver in Victoria is Exhausting

... You had traffic from West and North Van merging. Perfect Zipper merge. In the 80's things changed where some felt they did not have to ... You had traffic from West and North Van merging. Perfect Zipper merge. In the 80's things changed where some felt they did not have to ...

JesseB - 2021/12/21 - 09:19 - 7 comments

Ramp Metering

... the heavy stream of traffic just like the teeth in a zipper. Yes, I was held up momentarily by the red light, but ultimately the ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/01/15 - 14:03 - 3 comments

Approaching Lane Closures

... using both lanes, and at the end merge like the teeth in a zipper before proceeding through the zone single file. This will move 15% more ... practical response is for drivers to treat this as a zipper merge.  Why on earth don't we have 'Zipper Merge' or 'Alternate ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:33 - 1 comment

Q & A - Misbehaviour at the Merge

... in anyones way. Sometimes a driver doesn't let me zipper merge, it obvious that they are "hoarding" that spot. I let ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 6 comments

VIEWPOINT - Driving: Compete or Cooperate?

... drivers, it seems to me that we pretty much invented zipper merging - it's been happening on the approaches to the car ...

cyclingnation - 2019/08/31 - 21:30 - 2 comments

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