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.
650 Coxwell Ave Toronto, ON
South of a school zone, before Toronto East General Hospital, the entire stretch is 40 km/h. Seriously? 50 would be more appropriate once you pass the school, which is a high school with traffic signals.
30 Bond Street Toronto, ON
Last year, you wrote an article about "Transfer Vehicles causing chaos" on Bond Street at St. Michael's hospital. If you take a walk around the hospital, you will see that there is in fact no parking available for patient transfer vehicles. Bond Street is the only place where vehicles can park while loading and/or unloadig patients. Every week, we receive 4-6 parking tickets from the same by-law officier, even though there is no where else where we can park safely. We are looking for some assistance in bringing this issue to the attention of City Hall. We are looking for City Hall to designate 4 spots on Bond Street as a "Patient Loading Zone" rather than a no-stopping zone. Patient transfers happen 24 hours a day. We need a designated parking area where patients are safely loaded and unloaded. Please let me know if there is anything you can do. Thank you.
Thanks! Thanked!67-73 Harbord Street Toronto, Ontario
About a month ago, the countdown times at the intersection have been changed. Spadina N-S time appears to have doubled. E-W increased by about 20%. In the countdown last half, there are NO VEHICLES going N-S. People, myself included have walked against the light - especially in this cold weather - because the signals have been poorly timed! The E-W traffic piles up - particularly in rush hour!
701 Don Mills Road Toronto, ON M3C 3N3, Canada
Missing the "no left turn" signs at the stop sign from southbound DVP to northbound Don Mills Rd. Cars holding up rush hour traffic trying to take a left turn onto extremely busy roadway.
2 VotesFix it! Voted!835 Birchmount Rd Toronto, Ontario
There is a major bump in the left turn lane on birchmount rd (north bound) just before Eglinton Ave. There is no caution sign and it can potentially cause accidents with the car going over it at 40-50 kmph...needs immediate attention.
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!3390 Midland Avenue Toronto, Ontario
There is a stop sign at Kilcullen Castle Gate, and it creates congestion on the road during rush hour. During that time, four or five cars are usually trying to turn left, however it takes almost five minutes for the vehicles to be able to make their turn.
3 VotesFix it! Voted!Progress Avenue Toronto, Ontario
A few weeks ago, several signs on Highway 401 overpasses were unveiled to commemorate the fallen soldiers who pass beneath them on the Highway of Heroes. On the west side of the Progress Avenue overpass is one of those signs, but it still has a plastic garbage bag covering it. Is there a plan to unveil it specially at a later date? Or was it missed when the other signs were unveiled?