Traffic is blocked on Ridge Avenue between Grove and Greenwood streets at this hour after a two-car accident at Ridge and Lake.

Despite the placement of new signs at the intersection warning drivers about yielding on left turns, there’ve been a number of accidents at Ridge and Lake recently, including one last Monday.

No injuries in this morning’s collision, but both cars had to be towed.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Have north/south traffic have separate cycles
    Why don’t northbound and southbound traffic at Ridge and Lake have separate green cycles, similar to the light at Ridge and Main?

    1. Actually adding green arrows

      Actually adding green arrows on the east/west direction would help better during rush hour. At oakton and main for example, only one car can turn left (north on ridge) during rush hour. Trying to turn left (south on ridge) on lake coming from Chicago ave is pretty tough as well without a green arrow.

    2. Wait, was there someone who

      Wait, was there someone who actually thought that sign would help????

      Maybe we should also put up signs reading “stop at red lights” and “drive in only one lane at a time.”  You know, just signs everywhere to remind people that the normal rules of the road still apply.

      Getting serious for a moment, such signs are just more confusing visual clutter, pointless to most driver’s, negative for the worst drivers because they add one more distraction to a brain that is overloaded.

  2. It might be time to add some

    It might be time to add some cámaras and ticket people on dec7 I saw two accidents On ridge and grove  with in two hours apart

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