7 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.
600 Fleet St Toronto, ON
I have lived near Bathurst and Lake Shore for 23 years. There has always been a 'No Left Turn' sign stopping left turns from Bathurst onto Fleet St. except for TTC vehicles. This has been respected for many years. However, with the growth of condos along Fleet St., this sign is abused on a regular basis. To prove my point, I stood at the corner of Fleet and Bathurst on July 30. I stood there for only an hour, 4.15 to 5.15. During that time, no fewer than 52 vehicles made illegal turns onto Fleet. I have at least three photos of each car making the illegal turn with license plate numbers. I have not seen a police presence here in 10 years. I once discussed a TTC street car driver about the whole intersection problem. His opinion was that the police have given up. I hope to include a few photos, but if I can't, I can produce them at any time.
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5 VotesFix it! Voted!258 Adelaide Street East Toronto, ON
Cars are constantly being ticketed because of improper sign posting. They are ambiguous and should be be posted in the proper position. It's just not fair and the parking authority couldn't care less.
Wellesley-Magill Park And Sherbourne St. Toronto, ON
I was walking north on Sherbourne, intending to cut across to Yonge at some point, when I encounter this funny little park I had never seen before. I didn't check a map, so I rather assumed that it would serve as a shortcut — it was long and thin and extended west from Sherbourne. However, I wandered about for some time, into what looked like streets, but turned out to be dead-end alleys or parking lots. Only one sign ("no exit to Jarvis") warned me to avoid one potential outlet. Ultimately, I realized that once you go into the park, you have only two choices: south to Wellesley, or back east to Sherbourne. Couldn't someone post a sign or two to redirect the unwary? It's a rather unusual quarter...
1822 Lawrence Avenue West Toronto, ON M6L 1E2, Canada
There is no advanced left turn signal at the intersection of Jane & Lawrence while heading southbound. This contributes to traffic delays and backs up traffic sometimes as far as Keele on the worst days. The only way to ever make this turn is by blowing through the red light which is illegal and unsafe.
Front & Spadina Toronto, ON
The intersection at Front and Spadina is a constant traffic jam with street car tracks being ripped up every couple of years and now, there's construction of a new condo building on the north west corner. However, I've always been annoyed by the no right turn on a red when driving east on Front wanting to turn south onto Spadina for access to the Gardiner. The light for eastbound traffic is only green for 17 seconds which is never enough, especially when pedestrians disobey the "cross on the other side of the street" sign.
When there is an advanced green arrow for northbound Spadina traffic to turn west onto Front, why can't we have a green arrow to allow more cars to turn right onto Spadina southbound at the same time? I try to avoid this intersection whenever possible, but the access to the Gardiner west of the Ex is always also a total mess. Please help!
3 VotesFix it! Voted!Broadview Toronto, ON
The Southbound TTC shelter at Broadview and Withrow avenues is located on the ridge of Riverdale hill. The walls of the shelter are designed with large gaps under them, roughly 6 inches. In the winter the biting cold wind sweeps up the hill almost constantly and it comes right up under the glass, freezing everyone inside. Obviously this shelters are not designed for winter, but in this location its faults are amplified.
4 VotesFix it! Voted!50 Village Station Road Toronto, Ontario
On Friday I got a ticket in the Metro parking lot at the Shops of Don Mills. It was $250 for parking in a fire route. I was parked in the actual lot beside a spot not marked as a parking spot. There are notsigns in the whole parking lot that designate a "fire route" I went in an spoke to the manager regarding this and he advised that the route around the parking is supposed to be a fire route, but the owners Cadillac Fairview have refused to put up signage. This route goes down the south side of the parking lot, across the bottom, and up the north side. IT is not in front of the store. It is most unfair to ticket people $250. with no notice. Yesterday, I went in and a car as parked in the area beside the last spot because it has the yellow markings. I am going to fight the ticket, but imagine I will not win. Cadillac Fairview should have some responsibility in this area. It is unfair to the shoppers