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Left-turn Pockets

Turn pockets give cars turning left their own lane at an intersection.

On Valencia Street, there are three traffic lanes, and the middle lane is usually a left-turn at each intersection and a median mid-block.


  • Turn pockets improve safety, by reducing the likelihood that a driver stuck behind a turning car will dart out into the next lane


  • On San Jose/Guerrero, adding a turn pocket usually means eliminating the "pedestrian refuge" for people who can't make it all the way across the street in one light
  • Turn pockets need to be at least 50 feet (about two houses) long-- eliminating that much green median

San Jose/Guerrero

This proposal shows a left-turn pocket at Guerrero and Cesar Chavez narrowing the 14-foot median to 4 feet.

Draft Plan

Neighborhood Plan Home

Neighborhood Planning Recommendation

History of the Plan

Corridor-wide Features

Intersection Guide

Map of Corridor

Cesar Chavez

28th Street

29th Street



Other Intersections

Additional Information

Pedestrian Bulbouts

Temporary Pedestrian Bulbouts

Wider sidewalks or wider Median

Trees in the Street


Extending the Median

Parking Meters

Turn Pockets

Presentación del PPS para el taller

Survey Results


Choques en Nuestra Zona

Conteo del Tránsito en Nuestra Zona

Velocidad del Tráfico en Nuestra Zona

Leyes del Límite de Velocidad

Leyes sobre Intersecciones

Leyes para Cruces Peatonales


Calmando el Tráfico 101