Requests: street signal
4400 Central Avenue Southeast Albuquerque, New Mexico
A very bad backup on Northbound Washington trying to get through the Central intersection. What are all these traffic cones doing blocking the left turn lane? (See photo) Some guy was turning left and couldn't do so because of the dozens of cars coming through on Southbound Washington. He held up the whole line of 20 cars behind him trying to get through the intersection. It took me 6 minutes just to get to where I snapped the photo. What happened to the traffic light being switched to "on demand"?
Are left turns permitted or not? If not then put up signs saying "NO LEFT TURN". If they are permitted then get rid of those cones so left-turners can use the left turn lane and stop blocking everyone else going through. Yes, this is yet another nightmare courtesy of the ART fiasco.
4400 Central Ave Se Albuquerque, NM 87108, USAThere is a problem with the traffic light at Washington SE and Central. There are two traffic heads on the overhead mast pointing to eastbound traffic. However there is only one lane. The outermost lane is blocked by a curb bump out. This can give drivers a false idea that the outer lane is a through lane. I believe this is a violation of the MUTCD standards.
Copper And San Mateo Albuquerque, New MexicoThe east-west traffic light on the new Bike Boulevard crossing of San Mateo at Copper does not turn green for cyclists. It cycles through its walk/don't walk cycle for north-south traffic, then if no cars have arrived goes back to a walk cycle for north-south traffic, leaving cyclist to wait for a car to arrive to trigger an E-W green. I have experience this in both eastbound and westbound direction.
555-599 San Mateo Boulevard Southeast Albuquerque, New Mexico
San Mateo is one of the busiest streets in Albuquerque. The traffic lights on streets crossing San Mateo are supposed to be coordinated to let San Mateo traffic through, are they not?
Going Southbound on San Mateo, the light at Central turns green and many cars start going South. The next light two blocks later (after Walmart) is also green. But this does no good because the traffic light on Zuni turns red just in time to stop the dozens of cars that have come through the green light on Central. Coordinated traffic lights are good because they allow for the flow of traffic. Why stop everyone at Zuni which has been turned into a one-lane road? Let's get that light in sync with the traffic flow on San Mateo.