Comment 38969

By rrrandy (registered) - website | Posted March 22, 2010 at 17:43:07

You beat me to it Sean - yes, instead of making the single stage crossing of 5 (or is it 6 lanes wide there) a trip to the plaza involves a three stage crossing of a total of 14 lanes. Talk about exposure to danger. All so the steady flow of cars and trucks can be maintained on King. Hopefully with LRT the intersection will go back to two way and they can open that leg of the crossing up again.
A pedestrian scramble should be considered, stopping automobile traffic in all directions and letting pedestrians cross diagonally in any direction. Same applies at Dundurn and Main, where the traffic department almost closed the eastern pedestrian crossing because vehicles keep aggressively turning after the advance green, while people try to walk across in the few seconds of "walk" signal. Again, two way conversion on Main would eliminate the danger of this crossing as people step off the sidewalk from the north-east corner to cross Main into the path of cars running the light and driving inches from the curb.

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