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  • They’re often put in to make life easier for through traffic and they increase traffic speeds since no need to worry about anything oncoming.

    OTOH if placed strategically they can be used to filter a neighbourhood by making it impossible to (legally) drive through.

    If your road isn’t on a useful through route then it being one way is mostly redundant rather than actively harmful.

  • They’re often put in to make life easier for through traffic and they increase traffic speeds since no need to worry about anything oncoming.

    It's the case with so much infrastructure, seemingly harmless things turn out to purely originate from a desire to make life more convenient for drivers, enable further dominance of cars at the expense of society and public health. Sigh.

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