Requests: street signal
Wilson St Brewer, MERecently, the intersection of Wilson St & Parkway South was redone. The traffic light was re-timed very effectively...reducing terribly excessive idle times. Excellent! Now just think if every light at every intersection in Bangor & Brewer were to be re-timed as effectively as the one at Wilson St & Parkway South how much more freely traffic would move & the untold gallons of fuel that would be saved.(The light at Broadway and State St in Bangor is the best example Of which I can think
Route 179 Ellsworth Falls, ME
Definitely there needs to be a traffic light as you cross in Ellsworth Falls to the Bangor road or Route 179, As the summer season approaches, this is an area just waiting for an accident to happen.
d.johnston· Reported by Traffic light at Ellsworth Falls, Me. · Flag Flagged
100 Fielding St Ferndale, MI 48220, USAThis traffic light allows just 10-15 seconds for neighborhood traffic, but 3-4 minutes for Woodward traffic. The traffic flow allows for more frequent signal changes, while keeping them short. I know, because I sit at this light every morning, 5 days a week.
8519-8553 Kirtland Rd Kirtland OH 44094, USAThis light is very frustrating. For North bound traffic, the light left turn signal comes on even though there is no vehicle there. Also, it stays green for traffic coming out of the college much too long.· Reported by Cheryl Beard · Flag Flagged
High St & International Blvd Oakland, CA
If anyone's ever tried to take High Street between, say, Maxwell Park or the Laurel to 880 or Alameda during the day, especially about 2-7pm, knows this horrific backup.
Here's the situation: There are two lanes of traffic in each direction, no left turn lanes, no median barrier, no bike lanes, sidewalks abutting lanes of traffic (ie, no room to widen the street). The traffic light is on the simplest cycle imaginable: green for International, green for High, repeat.
When the light turns green for High Street, traffic in the left lane almost invariably wants to turn left, and has to yield to oncoming traffic, blocking the left lane for most of the cycle of the light. Meanwhile, traffic in the right lane has to yield to the high volume of pedestrian traffic in the neighborhood, which can easily block the right lane. It is not uncommon for traffic to only be able to advance a couple of car lengths per green. To make matters worse, few drivers signal their intentions to turn, at best at the last second when it is too late to get out of their lane!
While I don't expect any progress on Oakland driving etiquette, A left turn lane would alleviate a lot of this traffic. Perhaps signs at Courtland and 880 advising through traffic to take SR 77 (42nd Avenue).
Here's my ideal situation for this intersection: approaching International on High (in either direction), there would be, from right to left, a right turn lane, a through traffic lane, a left turn lane, and the opposing through traffic lane, coupled with signalized left turns, in all four directions (there is already a left turn lane on International, but no separate signal phase). This geometry involves some slight weaving in the intersection, but only about as much as there currently is at High and Foothill. Of course, it means that technically, this would create a bottleneck as two lanes in each direction merge into only one, but one lane that actually moves would be a remarkable improvement over none!
I have to drive this stretch of road multiple times a day, and I just can't believe how long this dysfunctional intersection has remained unchanged. Thank you!
Central Ave. & Willard St. New Haven, CT
This intersection needs major work. Narrowing the travel lanes by reducing pedestrian crossing distances would be one of the most effective ways to permanently reduce speeds. The city could also consider raised intersections and roundabouts, as they have in other neighborhoods.
Chris Heitmann wrote:
Cars don’t look like that when crashing at 25mph, which is what the posted speed limit is here and throughout New Haven. On neighborhood streets like Central and Willard, it arguably should be slower, more like 20mph. While the NHPD has done an excellent job of stepping up traffic enforcement in the neighborhood, enforcement will only get us so far. Similarly with education: it’s needed, but will have a very limited impact (no pun intended). The third “E” - Engineering - is where the city can really improve safety here. As Pedro suggests, this intersection is an excellent candidate for a small roundabout (not as big as on West Park, for which there’s no room here). Other alternatives would be bumping out the sidewalk at all four corners, thus narrowing the street and reducing crossing distances, raised crosswalks, and/or pedestrian refuges/planted medians leading into the intersection. The city needs to really study what the BEST solution would be here, and to consult with neighbors throughout. My concern with the idea of another traffic light is that cars would arguably speed more in order to make the light. The solution needs to SLOW PEOPLE DOWN, which would make this safer for cars, pedestrians, cyclists, and the kids who cross and wait here for the school bus every morning.
Thank goodness no one was seriously hurt yesterday and that no pedestrians or cyclists without 3000 pounds of steel to product them were in the intersection when this happened. A big thank you to the NHFD for a job well done and to the Independent for bringing attention to this sadly ongoing yet preventable issue.
A few other residents wrote:
- I live a few houses down on Willard, and that intersection is horrible. You have to pull out almost into the middle of Central to see past the street parking, and people fly up and down Central. It’s the only big intersection in the area without a 4 way stop.
- I was almost involved in a serious accident in high school right at this intersection. A guy in a Camaro was flying down central, and I pulled out from willard not seeing him (since he was so far down the street) and he slammed his brakes hard and just missed me. While I was the “cause” of him stopping, it was the fact that he was going about 60 down central that would have caused the accident.
- Central is a nice long straight run through Westville and people use it as a speedway to cross over New Haven all the time since it links Rt 34 to Whalley. The minimal cost of stop signs at all of the unsignaled intersections would greatly reduce the speeds on this street.
- Thank God no one was killed last night. That is without question one of THE WORST intersections in New Haven. Speed on Central Ave combined with poor visibility from Willard is a recipe for casualties.
Intersection Of 28th And Elyria Ave.Numerous hanging directional signs need updating; especially at the intersection of 28th street and Elyria Ave. Decades ago Lorain Steel Plant (National Tube) was a booming business where traffic, for example, could not make a left or right turn onto Elyria because the traffic would be backed up. So to alleviate the problem at that time and to keep traffic flowing, left turns were illegal. Fast forward to the year 2010 and notice that there is hardly any traffic at all. In fact, some traffic lights were not only suspended, but taken down. One should not have to turn down a side street today in order to reach Elyria Ave. Moreover, there should be a directional green light at that corner to assist driver onto Elyria Ave.· Reported by Retired Military Donald Brown Gibson · Flag Flagged
Thanks! Thanked!Intersection Of Stone And Elmwood Streets Port HuronRemove the useless and irritating stop light at the intersection of Elmwood and Stone Streets in Port Huron. The light was established for rerouted traffic during construction of the second span of the Blue Water Bridge (opened 1997) and never removed. Lightly traveled Elmwood should STOP for Stone Street, a principal north-south artery.