Georgia DOT set to strip ‘suicide lanes’ from part of Atlanta’s Memorial Drive (War on Cars Watch)

The first part of the two-phase project entails re-striping part of Memorial Drive in a way that removes the reversible lanes—often called “suicide lanes”—bisecting the popular roadway.

“The reversible lanes provided commuters with added mobility, but increased traffic, speeds, and crashes compelled GDOT, city, and county transportation partners to review ways to improve driver and pedestrian safety along the corridor,” says a GDOT press release.

Phase 2 calls for the whole 4-mile leg to be resurfaced.