5 VotesFix it! Voted!906-908 Islington Ave Toronto, ON
Southbound Islington at Queensway used to have a sign indicating the right lane was a turning lane only (with the exception of TTC buses). This sign is no longer there and now some people follow the old rules and other's use the turning lane to drive straight through. The lane south of the Queensway provides highway access to the Gardiner westbound. Just an accident waiting to happen.
1 VoteFix it! Voted!573 Blackthorn Ave Toronto, Ontario
A contractor working on behalf of the City did a sidewalk replacement in front of 573 Blackthorn Ave and has left their pilons and some wooden signs behind for the past 3 months. Numerous calls to 311 have produced no response since they say it's the responsibility of the private contractor to look after this. It's a traffic hazard on a narrow street that is always busy. Please help!!
River Street Off Bayview Extension Toronto, Ontario
there is a big hole at the corner of river street and gerrard street that is fenced off. it says construction underway but evey day i drive by and there is nothing happening. it has reduced traffic to one lane and the line up to get up river to get into gerrard street or down river street further is frustrating. what construction is being done and when will it finish?
3830-3850 Lake Shore Boulevard West Toronto, ON M8W 3P6, Canada
Due to bridge work on lakeshore just west of Long Branch transit station, traffic backs up during evening rushes (around 5pm). There is an unusually long space between the legal stop bar and the cross walk to allow buses to enter and leave. During rush hour drivers (a good dozen) end up stopped past the stop bar but before the crosswalk. None should have entered the intersection (green or red) if they can't clear the intersection but many do anyways. Stuck in the middle when the light turns red, many proceed even with pedestrians legally crossing at the light. Someone will be struck due to impatient/confused drivers. In a 10 minute period I witnessed about 20 traffic violations, raging drivers and cars failing to yield to pedestrians. The intersection either needs revised lighting/signage or traffic direction.
5 Lower Sherbourne Street Toronto, Ontario
The water feature at Sherbourne Common is the centrepiece of the park, yet it has only been active for about a week since the start of the season - it was on briefly in late April/early May, then briefly last weekend during the Tall Ships. Is this a maintenance issue, or poor design?
1740 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario
There was a beautiful old tree in St Germain Street at corner of Avenue Road adjacent to Starbucks outdoor sitting area. Customers used to enjoy sitting under the shade of it and enjoy their coffee. All of a sudden around two years ago, this tree was cut from ground level while there was no sign of any problem with it. We were surprised and sad but gradually the offshoots started to grow to nearly 6 feet giving us some shade and hope that they will replace the old tree. Suddenly few weeks ago we noticed that all the offshoots were cut from ground level!!!! ......Is there any reason for this? Who is responsible ?
17 VotesFix it! Voted!Fleet St Toronto, ON M5V 1B7, Canada
This intersection is a nightmare in all directions affecting Bathurst.
1. Drivers are not aware the Bathurst SB left turn lane to Lakeshore East ends well behind the other two SN lanes - straight and right turn lanes - to allow the Fleet St. streetcar through. It needs to be painted better, more signs and more obvious.
2. It is unclear whether you can turn on to Lakeshore WB from SB Bathurst. It appears not but drivers do causing a bottle neck with the southbound Bathurst traffic. The sign says no turn on red light but the lines force you to turn on to Fleet WB. Clarity! Better signs and paint some lines to force traffic.
3. The lights do not have enough time to allow the long left turn line in the intersection to clear from SB Bathurst to Lakeshore East. Cars get trapped in the intersection all the time. Streetcars turning left from EB Fleet St. turning lane are blocked by cars that don't know where the lane ends or that are trapped by the signal. Chaos. Add some time between lights to allow SB traffic turning left to clear.
4. Cars turning right from WB Lakeshore on to Bathurst always turn into the middle lane instead of the right lane (as it ends In a few hundred meters). This leaves an empty right lane and causes conflict if drivers decide to use it to get ahead. This middle lane is also the proper path for the left turn from EB Fleet St. Cars run into each other here. The middle lane is for Fleet St. through fare. A solid turning lane line needs to be painted forcing traffic from WB Lakeshore to use the right lane and merge further up.
5. Cars turning left from Fleet St. EB need a line to force them into the middle lane on Bathurst. The left lane is for the Fleet St/Bathurst north streetcar. The cars drive into the left lane path then back into the middle lane of Bathurst in one turn. This could cause an accident with said streetcar or a car turning right from Lakeshore WB. Paint some turning lanes!
This intersection is the WORST anywhere and some simple painting could alleviate a lot of traffic and stress. I would add that these turning lanes I refer to need to be painted THROUGH the intersection for the paths noted above for cars AND streetcars.
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.