Comment 102831

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted June 24, 2014 at 12:20:21 in reply to Comment 102829

I don't see how they'd have to change anything with light synchronization. There's no left turn there and Strathcona is blocked by the median, so the eastbound and westbound flows are unrelated. It could be two fully independent lights that synchronize to the flow of their individual direction - that is, the westbound light could be synced for westbound traffic and the eastbound light could be synced for eastbound traffic. It would have zero effect on traffic flow. It would be annoying for pedestrians, but better than the current accommodation (which is nil).

If you're going to build highways in the city, then the normal spacings of crossings that assume that pedestrians are going to scramble through the gaps don't work. Pedestrians can manage the widely-spaced lights on slow, careful traffic streets like James where drivers are already so close to stopped that they will make allowances for pedestrians. Not on York.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2014-06-24 12:22:58

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