Comment 75746

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted April 06, 2012 at 10:04:23

Why are we putting a roundabout here? I know they're kinda hip as civic architecture goes, but what do we really hope to gain here? If my experiences elsewhere (Vancouver, Kitchener-Waterloo etc) it takes year before unfamiliar drivers "get the hang of it". I got stuck for an hour beside one out west which I'm told had been in place for around five years - it was like watching Failblog. Every fifth car got stuck, went the wrong way or almost collided with another, often with horns blasting. The locals just laughed and shrugged, "yeah, we don't know why they did that either".

Expect CHAOS if/when they open this thing.

Geographically, too, this just doesn't make sense. This spot is a bottleneck. We just built a new path on the rail bridge to Ainslie Wood, and another is planned through the MIP. This area gets a lot of this traffic already and it's only going to get more. They almost put a GO station there. Building the intersection like something out of an industrial business park will only cut a swath through the middle of this for high-speed traffic and nothing else.

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