More and more cities across the U.S. are banning turning right on red. Berkeley will soon become one of them. Late last week the Berkeley City Council took the first steps to make that happen.
The purpose of the ban would be to reduce the risks of injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.
They’ll need to decide to ban right turns on red at select intersections or all 135 intersections within the city limits that are controlled by traffic lights.
Later this month City Council will need to decide to budget the $135,000 needed for signs prohibiting the move.