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4 VotesFix it! Voted!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?
Wright Ave At Roncesvalles Ave Toronto, ON
We live on a one way treet which leads away from High Park. As in so many Toronto neighbourhoods, our driveway is narrow, and has obstructed views. Frequently, when backing out onto the road, a cyclist riding the wrong way on our 1-way street will narrowly miss our back bumper. They then cause problems at the next intersection, where drivers are promised e street they are coming from is 1-way, and I ave seen THREE (in the 8 short months we have lived here) very narrow misses of cyclists getting creamed.
We need explicit signage for cyclists about the 1-way, and occasional patrols to hand out tickets. We just don't want to see anyone get hurt!
5250 Eglinton Ave W Toronto, ON M9R, Canada
Bike route 22 has developed significant cracks, that pose a danger to cyclists, between The East Mall and Renforth Dr. in addition, we trust that the construction under the 427 will include ramps to maintain bicycle accessibility.
600 Fleet Street Toronto, Ontario
I turn right ( coming from the north on Bathurst st) into Lake Shore Blvd West from this intersection everyday and EVERYDAY at least 50% of the cars are in the wrong turning lane. There is a small sign there and some guidelines on the pavement but it seems like most people are confused, leading to people honking and almost crashing into one another EVERYDAY. It is very dangerous and frustrating as a driver and I would hate to see something serious happen here one day.
19 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.
3308 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario
When a pedestrian arrives at this intersection intending to cross (either direction, either corner) and the traffic signal is already green in their intended direction, the walk signal will be the red hand (i.e. don't walk) unless someone has already pressed the walk button.
This creates a confusing situation where turning traffic from Fairlawn onto Yonge (both directions) feels that they are entitled to proceed while pedestrians are held back until the next cycle (provided they press the walk button before then). Some pedestrians begin to cross regardless of the pedestrian signal, and several close calls have already occurred.
Ideally these two should be synchronized, with the cross walk request button shortening the cycle time.
Midland Avenue North Of St. Clair Toronto, ON
Location - traveling north on Midland between St. Clair and Danforth. Police park in the CN workyard access road on the east side of Midland.
Concern - speed trap with one or two police cars, sometimes up to three or four hours a day, anytime of the day and most days of the week, including Sunday morning. This started last summer.
On this stretch of Midland the speed is 50 km. The problem is that cars need to go down a hill which runs under the railway overpass, and then they need to accelerate to go up the hill - only to find the police waiting there with radar.
I am not sure why this stretch of road is posted as 50 km as there does not appear to be a safety concern - the sidewalks are not level with the road, there are no access points for other vehicles until you reach the top of the hill where the police are parked, and there are no schools in this location.
I requested a speed sign be posted on this stretch when I noticed the radar trap. Prior to my request there was no sign posted once you headed north from St. Clair. The sign was put up last fall.