33-51 S Pearl St Albany, NY 12207, USA - Albany
The traffic light at this corner (Pearl Street and Beaver Street) is always flashing and cars wanting to take a left hand turn at times wait 15-20 minutes when leaving work to get a break. Why can't this be turned on for heavy traffic times. You have three garages on this street (Times Union Center, OSC and the one on the corner. There are a lot of employees leaving by this road and it's terrible to sit for 15 - 20 minutes each night to go home.
717-821 S Pearl St Albany, NY 12202, USA - Albany
There is a streetlight for an intersection of Rte. 144/32 with a dead-end street and a closed road for the old Doane Stuart School - the closed road still receives a green light while traffic backs up on the main road (South Pearl).
State Highway 377 & Interstate 90 & Loudonville Rd & Northern Blvd Albany, NY 12204, USA - North Albany-Shaker Park
Accidents occur here almost weekly and close calls happen hourly/by the minute! Please make the yielding approach to Northern Blvd from 377 more clear. It appears to drivers as if there are three lanes leaving room for a yielding lane to merge into on coming traffic because there are no lane stripes painted and there is a frequently malfunctioning traffic light. This issue goes along with the state of complete disrepair for the entire stretch of Northern Blvd from Albany Shaker to Van Rens Blvd and the surrounding approches. Please fix ASAP!!!
1478 Washington Avenue Albany, NY - Campus Area-University District
The blinking blue emergency strobe-lighting at the University at Albany is very distracting and blinding for traffic driving on the newly-reconstructed Washington Avenue Extension.
There are so many blue lights blinking that it literally blinds drivers as they pass by.
Perhaps some kind of shields or covers can be installed in order to minimize this dangerous distraction, especially while drivers are trying to get used to the new configuration of this road.
1135 Washington Ave Albany, NY - Campus Area-University District
Why is there a new traffic light constructed on the On-Ramp from Fuller Road northbound to Washington Avenue eastbound?
All it does is stops traffic and defeats the purpose of having an On-Ramp!
The traffic on Washington Avenue eastbound should not have to STOP! The traffic coming up the ramp from Fuller Road is supposed to MERGE into the eastbound traffic on Washington Avenue.
Campus Access Rd & Interstate 90 & State Highway 85 Albany, NY 12206, USA - Campus Area-University District
Anyone who has had to deal with the exit ramps to I-90 from the Patroon Creek-State Campus Access road area knows how backed up traffic can get during the evening rush hour. The road narrows down to one lane for access to I-90 West and 1-90 East traffic. Cars going to 90 East try to squeeze by the huge line of cars waiting to get on 90 Westbound. There should be two lanes, one for 90 West and one for 90 East. This should be a no brainer.
254 Lincoln Ave Albany, NY 12206, USA - Albany
at the off ramp from rt 85 to Lincoln Ave, no one yields to traffic already on Lincoln Ave or trying to come off Zoar Ave onto either Lincoln Ave or rt 85. there is a school in this area & heavy traffic early in the morning & if a STOP sign were put in place of the Yield at the exit ramp, i think it would solve a lot of traffic back ups on Zoar Ave. i know i have spent at least 3-5 minutes at the STOP sign coming from Zoar Ave trying to get onto Lincoln Ave because no one would let me out into traffic.
524-526 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206, USA - West End
Four lanes of traffic on Central Ave is too much. Like Madison Ave, it needs a road diet. Only in this case, dedicate the entire outside lanes to shared Bus Plus and bike lanes (except at intersections where cars can make turns). I've seen this done very successfully in Dublin.
Fairlawn And Melrose - Delaware Avenue
At the southeast corner of Fairlawn and Melrose in Albany there is an overgrown bush near the stop sign on northbound Fairlawn.
The bush blocks the view of traffic east of Fairlawn heading west on Melrose so that drivers crossing Melrose or turning west (left) onto Melrose have to enter the intersection in order to see any traffic east of Fairlawn heading west on Melrose. Request: get rid of the bush.
U.S. 9 Albany, NY 12207, USA - Albany
The two little signs are insufficient especially for travellers not familiar with the area, they are small and hard to read until you get right up to them. Other signs direct traffic to Buffalo/Boston, these are just west/east.
47 VotesFix it! Voted!1 Notre Dame Dr Albany, NY 12208, USA - Albany
Since the city of Albany decided to make the first half of Notre Dame drive a one-way street by Albany Law, traffic leaving the university heights area has been a living nightmare ESPECIALLY in inclement weather (which includes snow AND rain). Several times in the last year alone it has taken me more than one hour to go from outside the Law school to Clara Barton Drive (which should also have a light at its exit onto Hackett). This issue has only gotten worse as the pharmacy school has taken over the old transportation building and increased traffic. Why was the change made, and couldn't the city do a traffic study on this area to alleviate the congestion? In gridlocked conditions, people make Notre Dame a two-way street anyway - just to make it out onto Holland without running out of gas waiting in your car for SOMEONE to move. There should also be a left-turning signal and separate lane on Princeton Drive's exit onto Holland Ave, as it is nearly impossible to make a left-hand turn at rush hour especially with the VA traffic.
Access Rd Albany, NY 12234, USA - Dunes
There is an odd intersection here, with a one-way stop. The traffic pattern at this intersection is tricky, but that is for another day. I take this turn (from Crossgates, left onto the ramp to Washington Ave Ext), all the time, and I still have a very hard time seeing it at night. The shoulders are not well defined, there are sparse lines on the road and very few reflectors to tell you where it actually is. I have almost driven onto the shoulder, into giant potholes many times. Streetlight? Reflectors? Road Paint? Is this all Crossgates' problem?
5 VotesFix it! Voted!31 Robin St Albany, NY 12206, USA - West Hill
Elk and Sheridan are both one way streets going away from Robin. when the light is red on robin, there is no way for a car to come from either direction unless they are going the wrong way on a one way. There is no need for any traffic device at this intersection, Robin should be able to run continuously and you can turn onto Elk or Sheridan as you wish.
1101 New Scotland Rd Albany, NY 12208, USA - Normanskill
This traffic light used to be on a sensor. Recently there was some paving done on McCormack Road and since then this light has switched to a timer. I have often had to wait at this intersection at times where there were no other vehicles on the road at all.
Broadway And Rt 9 - Albany
on the left side, at the end of the ramp from 787 southbound. Just before the traffic light, It is about 2 feet wide and cars have to drive around it because it is right in the line of traffic.
9w South Albany, NY 12202, USA - Albany
The light on 9w at the entrance to the NYS Thruway is timed much too long on red in the afternoons during rush hour. Barely a car exits the Thruway there yet traffic gets backed up all the way down 787. Can this light be changed to make the red light going south on 9w shorter to accommodate evening rush hour?
49 Pro Erie Blvd Albany, NY - Albany
The Capital District has dozens and dozens of abandoned railroad tracks in the area.
Let's turn some of them (such as the ones located at this old platform) into light-rail stations, and get a light-rail network started here in the Capital District.
Simple, efficient, clean, diesel-powered single-unit, interurban tram cars could be employed to travel along existing rail corridors, and help to alleviate some of the choking road traffic around the area.
Relatively little would be needed to design a simple, pedestrian- and commuter-friendly system, and it could also be implemented with substantially lower costs than constructing a separate, stand-alone light-rail system.
Many other cities are revisiting their mass transit systems, and are bringing back the one-car interurban passenger trams in order to promote easier transportation for commuters and travellers, so desparately needed to promote economic growth and tourism.
57 Hurlbut St Albany, NY - Delaware Avenue
Traffic light turns red even though there are no cars on side street and no pedestrians and school is not in session.
Waste of time and fuel waiting at light for non-existent vehicles on side street.
Fix the timing on this @#$% light. Make it a trip light or a smart light. Actually, the light isn't needed at all. The street is one way. So, vehicles on side street stop then turn right when no traffic is coming. Not a high traffic volume area. Why is there a light to begin with?
Intersection Of Central Ave And Everett Rd Albany, NY - Upper Washington Avenue
Cars turning LEFT onto Everett Rd from Central Ave repeatedly run the red lights, sometimes 4 or 5 cars in a row. This is due to bad design, it is really hard to turn onto Everett from Central. It is also almost impossible for pedestrian traffic to cross Everett Rd at this intersection, as their green lights are entirely taken up by people turning left or right onto Everett.
Suny At Albany Albany, NY - Campus Area-University District
The traffic lights on Washington Ave. eastbound at the easternmost exit from the UAlbany campus are misaligned. Both are directed to the right of the access road. It is probably not possible to move the poles on which the lights are mounted, but it should be possible to rotate the lights facing the access road from position A as shown on the attached map to position B so that they actually are directed at the exiting lane of traffic. The lights are still somewhat visible in their current orientation, but this small change would make them much more so.
428-472 Broadway Albany, NY 12207, USA - Albany
This traffic light and intersection does not allow right-on-red for vehicles waiting to turn from Broadway (heading south) even when vehicles are making State St unavailable to pedestrians. This tends to unnecessarily delay and backup traffic.
6 Delaware Ave Albany, NY 12210, USA - Albany
ever since the new traffic lights have been installed traffic get backed up in both directions of madison north and south of lark st intersection. Lark street east and west have a green light for much longer than it used to be with the old lights
1225 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12206, USA - Campus Area-University District
With increases in business offices and the new Apartment building in Patroon Creek Blvd, Traffic on and off of Washington Ave needs to be reengineered for the increase volume of traffic. Its a nightmare at 4PM.
317-391 Bradford St Albany, NY 12206, USA - Albany
This car wash tends to allow customers to line up their cars blocking eastward traffic. Drivers also have a hard time driving around the employees directing the line & collecting payment along with trying to avoid westward traffic.
10 VotesFix it! Voted!259 County Road 156 Albany, NY 12203, USA - Campus Area-University District
The new roundabout here at Tricentenial Drive and Fuller Road has alleviated a lot of traffic at this busy intersection.
However, motorists driving south on Fuller Road are dangerously weaving from the right lane into the left lane while trying to continue south on Fuller Road!
They get caught in the right lane which goes into the UAlbany Freedom Quad headed northwest, and then wrecklessly jam over into the left lane when they realize they are in the incorrect lane for through-motions.
Perhaps Fuller Road should be redesigned again, to allow for 2 continuous lanes from Washington Avenue south, with clearly-marked "RIGHT TURN ONLY" signs and pavement arrows along the entire section, in order to more-efficiently signal that the right lane is for turns into the Freedom Quad complex ONLY.
2 S Port Rd Albany, NY 12202, USA - Albany
This intersection and stretch of State Route 32 is an absolute BONE CRUSHER!
The potholes and ruts get made 10 times worse because there are way too many trucks constantly going in and out of this inadequate driveway to the Port of Albany.
Not to mention the endless delays of traffic because trucks can't make the turn.
Oh, sure, it might have been adequate around 1950, but it's 2011, people!!! Can we PLEASE redesign this intersection and stretch of State Route 32 so that the trucks have better access to the highways without completely destroying city streets?!?!
This whole stretch of South Pearl St. is like a Baja dune buggy race course!
RE-PAVE IT NOW!!!!!!!!!
7 Daytona Ave Albany, NY 12203, USA - Campus Area-University District
When making the right turn from Daytona northbound to Western eastbound, there's often no need for a green light. But the moment a car approaches this intersection, the signal activates. So many times, I've made a right, then saw the Western Ave light behind me turn red, forcing all Western Ave traffic to stop for no reason. It would seem that a delay would make more sense.