I agree too! It's called a "merge" lane not a "stop, then try to perpindicularly enter traffic" lane. Folks around here need to get with the program - ride the taper out - that's what it's there for.
I don't know if the Skyway Bridge is the answer, but SOMETHING needs to be done. It took me an hour and a half to go from 17th/Wooster to Magnolia Greens last night. Utterly ridiculous!!
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