Comment 105791

By StephenBarath (registered) | Posted October 31, 2014 at 09:11:12 in reply to Comment 105774

I can't disagree that an overhaul is needed, but I have no idea about the likelihood of that happening.

In the case of Main, it also seems unlikely that any lanes would be taken from auto traffic to make the situation safer for people. At Main and Dundurn, enforcement of the law would reduce the number of motorists who cut pedestrians off, and help give people their full 15 seconds to cross, as woeful as that length of time is.

Extending the green light to give people longer than 15 seconds to cross would be helpful, but I guess that would interfere with timing on Main. I would still submit that it would be worth it as there is a big supermarket nearby; two very busy transit stops a block away in each direction; and the neighbourhood has a large population of older people who might find it challenging to cross five lanes of traffic in fifteen seconds, less the time waiting for motorists to finish cutting them off.

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