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.
525-575 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario
Every single weekend, a whole bunch of temporary A-frame signs are erected on the corners of the intersection of St. Clair W. and Avenue Road. These signs advertise various condo developments. The signs:
- do not display a permit number (and therefore probably don't have a permit)
- are located on public property (parks) and often block the sidewalks
- are located nowhere near the business they advertise
- are located in the sight triangles extending 15 metres from the intersection of two major thoroughfares, presenting a hazard to drivers and pedestrians
I believe theses signs are illegal for all of the reasons listed above. Please refer to 311 folder 12 135899 dating from more than a year ago.
2-14 Glendale Avenue Toronto, Ontario
For months, the lights at The Queensway will repeatedly cycle through as if to change, but rarely actually give a green light to Glendale traffic. Motorists will make U-turns or even run the red light after it cycles 5 or 6 times. Motorists are also resorting to leaving their vehicles to go and push the pedestrian walk button to force the signal to change. This morning an unattended vehicle rolled out into traffic when a driver was "forced" to try pushing the button. Not the first time. This is constituting a serious hazard which needs rectifying soon.
20-54 Evelyn Crescent Toronto, Ontario
Clendenan—the street Ravina Gardens Park is on—is misspelled on one side of the official City of Toronto park sign as "Clenedenan." (Or at least it was as of a month or so ago.) What's funny is that on the other side of the sign, it was originally misspelled too, but it looks like a sticker with the correct spelling was affixed on top of the misspelled street name.
699 Sheppard Ave E Toronto, ON
Often during rush hours, the east-westbound traffic will start traffic light countdown but then change back to walk signal even though there are vehicles waiting to make a left on to Sheppard Ave. Have often waited as long as five minutes before being able to make a left turn.
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14 VotesFix it! Voted!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.
Lake Shore Boulevard West & Gardiner Expressway Toronto, ON, Canada
Overgrown trees blocking speed limit warning sign. On Lakeshore Blvd where it crosses the Humber River the speed liam goes up to 70km and then back down to 60km. The sign warning that the speed limit is dropping is obscured by trees. This is a favorite fishing hole for Toronto Police looking to write speeding tickets. With the current setup it screams entrapment
S. Kinsway/Queensway Toronto, Ontario
A couple of years ago an additional set of traffic lights was added for pedestrians corssing to the new streetcar stop on Queensway opposite S. Kinsway ramp. When anybody presses a button on either side of the Queensway or S. Kinsway, when the lights change all traffic stops in both directions, even though the pedestrian may be crossing only the opposite carrriageway. Can't understand why there is even a need for traffic lights at this point for anyone. Pedestrian crosswalk would be perfectly adequate for any crossing but if lights are deemed necessary then why do they have to stop traffic on the carriageway where nobody is crossing.
Additional point, when travelling east on Queensway, you can't see the light until you are nearly on it as it is hidden by the bridge. This is one place where one of the advanced warning signs might be useful, instead of having them in places where the serve no useful purpose (e.g. Gardiner exit ramp to Park Lawn)