Comment 76765

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted May 11, 2012 at 02:00:37 in reply to Comment 76747

"Speed limits alone don't do anything to reduce average speeds." ~ Ryan

Here is the "Latest Traffic Update" from around 1.32 am Friday, May 11, 2012 (the above traffic data was from Thurs afternoon):

  • Claremont Access SB 0 minute delay (Average 60 km/h)
  • Upper James SB: the Linc to Rymal 0 minute delay (Average 37 km/h)
  • Centennial Pkwy SB: King to QEW 0 minute delay (Average 37 km/h)
  • Centennial Pkwy NB: Barton to King 0 minute delay (Average 37 km/h)
  • Upper James NB: Rymal to the Linc 0 minute delay (Average 26 km/h)
  • Mud St WB: Paramount to the Linc 0 minute delay (Average 39 km/h)
  • Aberdeen Ave WB: Queen St. to the 403 0 minute delay (Average 42 km/h)
  • Aberdeen Ave EB: 403 to Queen St 0 minute delay (Average 29 km/h)
  • Governor's Rd EB: Creighton to Osler Dr 0 minute delay (Average 40 km/h)
  • Queenston Rd WB: Centennial Pkwy to Potruff 0 minute delay (Average 31 km/h)
  • Queenston Rd EB: Potruff to Centennial Pkwy 0 minute delay (Average 31 km/h)
  • Red Hill Valley Pkwy NB 0 minute delay (Average 68 km/h)
  • Red Hill Valley Pkwy SB 0 minute delay (Average 61 km/h)
  • Claremont Access NB 0 minute delay (Average 68 km/h)
  • Lincoln Alexander Pkwy EB 0 minute delay (Average 82 km/h)
  • Lincoln Alexander Pkwy WB 0 minute delay (Average 97 km/h)
  • King St WB: Wellington to Bay 0 minute delay (Average 27 km/h)
  • Main St WB: Longwood to Cootes Dr 0 minute delay (Average 31 km/h)
  • Main St EB: Leland to Wellington 0 minute delay (Average 24 km/h)
  • Queen St SB: Herkimer to Aberdeen 0 minute delay (Average 32 km/h)
  • Beckett Drive SB 0 minute delay (Average 19 km/h)
  • James St NB: Arkledun to Barton 0 minute delay (Average 19 km/h)
  • James St SB: Barton to Markland 0 minute delay (Average 23 km/h)
  • Locke St NB: Aberdeen to King 0 minute delay (Average 23 km/h)
  • James Mountain Rd SB 0 minute delay (Average 19 km/h)
  • James Mountain Rd NB 0 minute delay (Average 19 km/h)
  • 403 WB: York Blvd to the Linc 0 minute delay (Average 45 km/h)
  • John St SB: Barton to Main 0 minute delay (Average 21 km/h)
  • John St NB: Main to Barton 0 minute delay (Average 26 km/h)
  • Burlington St EB: James to QEW 0 minute delay (Average 37 km/h)
  • 403 EB: Garner Rd (Hwy6) to York Blvd 0 minute delay (Average 61 km/h)
  • Sherman Access EB 0 minute delay (Average 39 km/h)
  • Garth St NB: Mohawk to Fennell 0 minute delay (Average 35 km/h)
  • Beckett Drive NB 0 minute delay (Average 21 km/h)
  • Sherman Access WB 0 minute delay (Average 39 km/h)
  • Jolley Cut NB 0 minute delay (Average 19 km/h)
  • Kenilworth Access SB 0 minute delay (Average 32 km/h)
  • Kenilworth Access NB 0 minute delay (Average 32 km/h)
  • Jolley Cut SB 0 minute delay (Average 19 km/h)

This data is from the CBC-Hamilton website. And the company providing the above local traffic data states:

"Beat the Traffic is a service that lets you know about all the traffic conditions in your area, in real time. With Beat the Traffic you get to create your own personalized routes and see traffic speeds, incidents, cameras, even weather along the exact routes you plan to drive. Better yet, if there's any change of conditions while you're on the road, we'll notify you so you don't get stuck. That's what we're all about: helping you spend less time stuck in traffic, more time moving on with your life."

So how does the argument in favour of slowing down traffic in the downtown core stand up in face of this average real-time speed data here and above?

Comment edited by Mahesh_P_Butani on 2012-05-11 02:08:13

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