...why on earth are there intersections in Delaware where two lanes form, one which turns right and one for drivers turning left or going straight? That doesn't make any sense! If you are going to have two lanes, have one for people turning left and the other for people turning right or going straight. That way traffic doesn't get backed up for the person turning left and/or impatient people don't swerve into the lane for drivers turning right only and nearly cause an accident.These sorts of things annoy the heck out of me too. Even more so because I realize that some engineer probably was paid good money (probably our money through taxes) to design that crappy intersection.
Sometimes I wonder who does the traffic designs in Delaware. I look at the awful traffic flow at Christiana Mall and the equally horrible design of Brandywine Town Center and I wonder if the same people are behind them. Maybe there is a big group of traffic contractors that win a lot of bids through low prices and poor work.
Of course the mall and the town center may have been designed with the buildings first and everything else afterwards. They did the traffic flow as best they could given where the building and parking lots had to be. People getting into and out of there to shop was an afterthought.