150 The Queensway Toronto, Ontario
Traffic is backing up in the intersection Stephen Dr / The Queensway because the traffic lights directly east at the Mall entrance/Humber treatment plant entrance is not timed properly.
It was good for a long period of time because the lights by the mall entrance would turn green for all Queensway traffic about 5-10 seconds ahead of the lights turning green for southbound Stephen drive traffic, letting all the cars trapped between Stephen and the Mall entrance a chance to empty so that Southbound Stephen drive traffic could have space to occupy.
As it stands now, the light system is back to broken, with a red light at the mall entrance and cars backing up all the way to the Stephen/Queensway intersection, meaning the southbound Stephen traffic has nowhere to go, so they get @#$% and flood the intersection and create a tight bottleneck, preventing Westbound queensway traffic from proceeding on a green light until all eastbound traffic starts moving.
This intersection is back into my top rated annoyance section. Someone in urban planning and design PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE figure out a method around this madness and propose it to the city. This **** has got to stop before someone road rages to the next level.
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.
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.
3 VotesFix it! Voted!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.
8 VotesFix it! Voted!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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245-267 The Donway W Toronto, ON M3B 1G8, Canada
It appears the road crew responsible for changing the hours on these signs on this portion of the street didn't bother to properly place the AM and PMs, making it impossible to know the actual permissible timing for parking.
1 VoteFix it! Voted!Berwick And Duplex Toronto, Ontario
The recent rolling stop issue by Toronto councillor / cyclist promted me to search google maps for the intersection. not sure which way she was going. However, the Google maps search shows the stop sign on Berwick obstructed by tree branches. Granted the Google map could be dated. I do not live in Toronto, so rely on Google
Stop sign on Berwick covered by tree branches
5 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
University Ave. across from Canada Life, Toronto, ON
A fire hydrant, across from the Canada Life building on University Ave. is set back about 6-7 m from the roadway at the hedge and is difficult to notice. Many drivers park facing it and receive heavy fines. If access to the fire hydrant is important, the City should make it easy to avoid parking near it by painting the curb yellow, and/or adding "No Parking Between Signs" warning. Instead, the city keeps collecting fines several times a day.