The street illustrated below depicts a 30-foot roadway within a 45-foot right-of-way.
For a yield street to function effectively, motorists should be able to use the street intuitively without risk of head-on collision.
James M. Daisa and John B. Peers, “Narrow Residential Streets: Do They Really Slow Down Speeds,” (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Transportation Engineers, 1987).
Adapted from the Urban Street Design Guide, published by Island Press.