6 VotesFix it! Voted!Oxton/Oriol Park Toronto, Ontario
The stop sign southbound on Oxton at ORIOLE PARKWAY was introduced a couple of years after the intersection had been designed to permit traffic to flow though the intersection on a dedicated lane without stopping. This doubled the volume of traffic on the arterial road and reduced the flow of commuters going through a residential neighbourhood. The STOP sign has prevented the redesigned intersection from functioning. What a waste! The consequence is rush hour traffic backs up the arterial road well past Chaplin in the morning rush. It took a decade to reconfigure this intersection and the Avenue Road/Oxton intersection with the final design implemented in 2000. The result was far fewer accidents especially rear enders on Oxton in the afternoon. I have tried to get the City and councillors to explain why this Stop sign was installed, to no avail. I hope you have better luck. Its removal would be a boon to commuters, residents and air quality. Oxton holds about 25 southbound vehicles in gridlock. If it were allowed to flow, it would take twice as many vehicles and reduce flow into the local road portion of Avenue Road. Thanks in advance for your help. J Newell 774 Avenue Road.
2 VotesFix it! Voted!16 Sheppard St Toronto, ON
Sheppard St. is a major route between Richmond, Adelaide and Temperance. It's signed for no-parking anytime but it's NEVER ENFORCED. I even saw an unoccupied parking authority car parked there last week! So it's reduced to one lane for 2 way traffic, especially in the morning. Please send the parking police and a tow truck for a week to clean it up.
7 VotesFix it! Voted!55 Charles Street East Toronto, ON
Every morning - as early as 530am - between 6 and 10 dump trucks park along Charles Street East, with no regard for how close they are to stop signs, making it unsafe for cars turning right on to Charles from Church, and especially dangerous for pedestrians. This morning, two different vehicles came within inches of me as I was crossing Church Street on the north side of Charles.
UPDATE: December 7, 2012 - The construction trucks this morning were so close to the NE corner of the intersection, vehicles speeding off Mt Pleasant on to Charles who then turn right on to Church are turning the corner blind, because they have to travel so far around the construction truck hugging the corner that those turning on to Church do not see pedestrians, cyclists or people just trying to safely walk their dogs.
The sidewalk parking has ended for the most part, so there is improvement in that regard.
I understand condo construction is important to the City and those people who build and buy them, but not so important as the safety of existing residents.
525-575 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario
Every single weekend, a whole bunch of temporary A-frame signs are erected on the corners of the intersection of St. Clair W. and Avenue Road. These signs advertise various condo developments. The signs:
- do not display a permit number (and therefore probably don't have a permit)
- are located on public property (parks) and often block the sidewalks
- are located nowhere near the business they advertise
- are located in the sight triangles extending 15 metres from the intersection of two major thoroughfares, presenting a hazard to drivers and pedestrians
I believe theses signs are illegal for all of the reasons listed above. Please refer to 311 folder 12 135899 dating from more than a year ago.
2-14 Glendale Avenue Toronto, Ontario
For months, the lights at The Queensway will repeatedly cycle through as if to change, but rarely actually give a green light to Glendale traffic. Motorists will make U-turns or even run the red light after it cycles 5 or 6 times. Motorists are also resorting to leaving their vehicles to go and push the pedestrian walk button to force the signal to change. This morning an unattended vehicle rolled out into traffic when a driver was "forced" to try pushing the button. Not the first time. This is constituting a serious hazard which needs rectifying soon.
The Queensway And Islington Avenue Toronto, ON
The curb lane of the North West corner of The Queensway and Islington was a right turn lane with an arrow on the pavement and a sigh on a post. Both are missing now leading to drivers confusion. People in the neighbourhood still assume it is for right turns. Other drivers think it is the lane they need to be in to cross the street and enter the highway on ramps. Now we have two lanes of cars crossing The Queensway trying to enter the highway leading to near fender benders.
Is it a right turn lane or the lane for drivers entering the on ramps?
There should be signs posted to let people know.
09/17/2014 SO FAR NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE. The city keeps saying it's on order but I get no feedback from them.
3 VotesFix it! Voted!20-54 Evelyn Crescent Toronto, Ontario
Clendenan—the street Ravina Gardens Park is on—is misspelled on one side of the official City of Toronto park sign as "Clenedenan." (Or at least it was as of a month or so ago.) What's funny is that on the other side of the sign, it was originally misspelled too, but it looks like a sticker with the correct spelling was affixed on top of the misspelled street name.
8 VotesFix it! Voted!Bishop Ave Toronto, ON
The north side of Bishop east of Yonget is immediately adjacent to the subway and the Regional bus terminal. That area is signed "No Stopping". In evening rush hour the street is lined with vehicles waiting for passengers (despite the No Stopping" signs).. Drivers are even double parking to pick up/drop off passengers. It is extremely difficult to drive westbound towards Yonge Street and several times I have seen near misses when parked drivers force their way into traffic. As well, it is extremely frustrating to be in the curb lane inching toward Yonge and have the driver ahead of you put on their hazard flashers and park leaving you effectively blocked until an opening to proceed westbound.
I have asked police officers to tag and they reply it's a By-law offense. City By-law office advises it a police matter.