I drive every day, and fair bit of that driving is around rush hour.
I tend to watch things while I am waiting for the lights, and one thing I have started to notice is the sequence of traffic lights.
It is really frustrating to be going along a street with a series of lights and watching the lights 2 or 3 intersections ahead staying green while yours is Red, THEN turn red when you get the green.
The more I think about it, the more I am convinced the lack of sync between lights is what takes me so long to get to work. Some of the main roads seem to be synced, and this is proven by generally zipping right along thru 6-7 maybe 10 lights before getting caught.
I reckon jumping a single red can sometimes save upto 5mins journey time, so I can see why people do it.
But the feeder lights are not even the same cycle. It’s just stupid. Such an easy and cheap way to reduce congestion.