456-512 Coxwell Avenue Toronto, ON
Just wanted to touch base to ask about a real eye-sore in our community.
The railway underpass on Coxwell, halfway between Upper Gerrard and Danforth is a frightful, scary mess - and heaven knows, probably a health hazard, too - with all the pigeon droppings, drips from dirty water drainage etc..., water damaged chipped cement, peeling paint, brown, rust drips.
It has been that way for years -- but surely it does not need to be so....
Recently, I noticed a beautiful mural being painted at the underpass at Warden, just south of Danforth Road.
What do we need to do to fix this terrible bridge on Coxwell about 500 m north of Upper Gerrard.
There is a high-school adjacent to the bridge and it is a heavily trafficked area.
Here's a google map link - http://goo.gl/maps/NIhsZ· Reported by Anonymous · Flag Flagged
Canarctic Dr North York, Toronto, Ontario, M3J, CANThis morning I was sitting at the traffic lights at Canarctic and Keele St. The countdown did it's countdown and then instead of turning the light green, it stayed red even though there were 2 cars other than myself and a TTC bus all waiting to get through the intersection. This is the 2nd day in a row that this happened. The light is missing cycles. This happened at 6:45 a.m. If someone could please fix this it would be helpful. Thank you
Keel & Steeles Intersection Toronto, ONI have been traveling to York University for 4 years. In this time, I cannot understand why the traffic signals have not been adjusted to make turning left on an advance green longer than, its current 10 seconds or so? It is only long enough for one truck, or perhaps 4 cars to safely turn through the intersection. You can imagine, the lights can go through 5 or 6 cycles before a car at the tail end of the line can make it through. Please can you speak to the powers who may be to extend the length of the light so as to ease congestion and lessen the likelihood of crazed and frustrated drivers gunning it through a red?· Reported by Kate Jetten · Flag Flagged
619-633 Sherbourne Street Toronto, Ontario
Why aren’t the city ordinances regarding no stopping and parking in bike lanes being enforced? We have spent hundreds of thousands dollars on these lanes and cars regularly use them are parking, loading and unloading or turning lanes. I have never seen anyone getting a ticket for this. I have never seen the police (not on emergency calls who sometimes block the lanes even though there is an inlet not far away which they could park in) or parking authority patrolling for violators.
The attached picture (taken today, May 9, at approximately 4:30pm) is from one of multiple violators on the north bound side of Sherbourne between Queen and Gerrard. A man associated with the truck picture became rude and threatening when I took this picture claiming they had the right to park there because they were “men at work.” They were from a private contractor sodding private property – not on any official city business or service. He knew that the fine was $150 and stated he didn’t care – again, that “men at work” thing. There was a cab straddling the bike lane and the automobile lane in the same area. It got away before I could get a picture.
I wish I could say this was out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, it is common. It’s daily and it’s fairly constant and consistent. The other day riding southbound on Sherbourne between Bloor and Queen, there were no less than six cars and trucks blocking the bike lane. And not just on Sherbourne – but bike lanes all over the city. It’s also particularly bad on Bloor Street between Yonge and Church. Drivers stop in these no stopping zones (which should be a separate ticket from blocking the bike lane) with impunity because they know they will not be ticketed or fined. Instead, cyclists are routinely put in danger by having to merge in to vehicular traffic to get around them.
It is clear that the current city administration is hostile to alternate forms of transportation, but that is no excuse for not enforcing the laws on the books. By not enforcing bike lane ordinances, the city has spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars making the bike lanes and is now losing hundreds of thousands of dollars more in revenue from non-enforcement. At this point, bike lanes in Toronto are a complete joke. In fact, Toronto is clearly in the lead as one of the most unfriendly cycling cities.· Reported by Sam · Flag Flagged
Kipling And Princess Margaret Blvd Toronto, ONThe crossing lights at the intersection are set to give a very long green to N/S traffic and a very very short green for E/W...however the pushbutton which I always thought would shorten this cycle to allow you to get across to catch a bus for example DONT DO A DARN THING.... and often the bus sails by....Is this Normal ? How about buttons that actually work? or why spend the money to install them???
436 Sherbourne St Toronto, ON M4X 1K2, Canada155m. s of Wellesley in e. traffic lane, across from 438 Sherbourne.
Viaduct Bridge 750 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W 1J4, Canada418m w. of Broadview Ave. measured by pedometer. Approx. in centre of Viaduct in south traffic lane, 1m n. of bike lane.
2206 Danforth Ave Toronto, ON M4C 1K3, Canada94m w. of Gledhill on n. curb in front of 2206 Danforth Ave. (I moved it to the curb as it was a traffic hazard.) Very recent.