Issues: street signal
South St And Main St Medford, MA 02155
There is a traffic light installed at this intersection - but it desperately needs to be turned on! Right now it just blinks red. Very, very dangerous -- as well as long traffic backups.
3901 Campbellton Road S.W., Atlanta, GA
Everyone knows the S.W. section of Atlanta is often forgotten. However, there is a dire need for a traffic light and crosswalk at Campbellton Road at the entrance of the Cascade Glen Apartments before a driver or pedestrian gets killed. This location needs a crosswalk and light for several combined reasons.
First, this is a large complex that houses a large group of citizens who rely on MARTA to get to and from. School buses also enter the complex to pick up students from several nearby schools. There is also a MARTA stop just outside the entrance on both sides of the street, but no crosswalk for pedestrians to get across to the East bound buses. Pedestrians find themselves caught in the motorist turn lanes trying to get across to the other side. More importantly, there is a blind curve that obstructs the vision of people driving out of the complex and the apartment marquis also blocks the vision of drivers trying to enter Campbellton Road. Once you have pulled out onto Campbellton Road, it's like playing Russian Roulette with the oncoming traffic you can't see until it's right up on you. Moreover, speeding cars coming around this blind spot and on the opposite side of the street have led Atlanta police officers to frequently set up speed traps right here at the trouble area, instead of putting up a stop light to control the flow of traffic.
What is needed is a crosswalk and traffic light on Campbellton Road and facing the traffic coming out of the complex to control the flow of traffic just West of Fairburn Rd. and allowing for the complex's traffic to enter the roadway with the threat of being struck with traffic coming around this blind spot. It's a "no-brainer" once you see the situation. And this would allow citizens to cross safely to the bus stop on the Eastbound side and allow drivers a safer way of getting onto Campbellton Road. If a crosswalk and light is installed, it should be noted that the Westbound MARTA bus stop should be moved back to the complex's entrance instead of the way it is now situated in between the complex's entrance opening and the exit opening. Please help before you end up coming out here to cover a tragedy!
High St & International Blvd Oakland, CA
If anyone's ever tried to take High Street between, say, Maxwell Park or the Laurel to 880 or Alameda during the day, especially about 2-7pm, knows this horrific backup.
Here's the situation: There are two lanes of traffic in each direction, no left turn lanes, no median barrier, no bike lanes, sidewalks abutting lanes of traffic (ie, no room to widen the street). The traffic light is on the simplest cycle imaginable: green for International, green for High, repeat.
When the light turns green for High Street, traffic in the left lane almost invariably wants to turn left, and has to yield to oncoming traffic, blocking the left lane for most of the cycle of the light. Meanwhile, traffic in the right lane has to yield to the high volume of pedestrian traffic in the neighborhood, which can easily block the right lane. It is not uncommon for traffic to only be able to advance a couple of car lengths per green. To make matters worse, few drivers signal their intentions to turn, at best at the last second when it is too late to get out of their lane!
While I don't expect any progress on Oakland driving etiquette, A left turn lane would alleviate a lot of this traffic. Perhaps signs at Courtland and 880 advising through traffic to take SR 77 (42nd Avenue).
Here's my ideal situation for this intersection: approaching International on High (in either direction), there would be, from right to left, a right turn lane, a through traffic lane, a left turn lane, and the opposing through traffic lane, coupled with signalized left turns, in all four directions (there is already a left turn lane on International, but no separate signal phase). This geometry involves some slight weaving in the intersection, but only about as much as there currently is at High and Foothill. Of course, it means that technically, this would create a bottleneck as two lanes in each direction merge into only one, but one lane that actually moves would be a remarkable improvement over none!
I have to drive this stretch of road multiple times a day, and I just can't believe how long this dysfunctional intersection has remained unchanged. Thank you!
Alberta 668 Grovedale, AB
We need road lights on 668. It is dark more months then it is light up here and traffic lights were only part of the problem. We need to be able to see where we are going. This road is used more frequently now and safety is of utmost importance.
9 VotesFix it! Voted!Broadbridge And Canaan Rd Stratford, CT 06614, USA
If you've ever come down Broadbridge you've been stuck at this light. There should be an arrow to turn left or the light should turn green for 30 seconds or more on the side coming from Boston Ave. If you want to turn left onto Canaan Road you can catch this light 3 to 4 times. People trying to turn here also cause the traffic to back up on Broadbridge, and often cut the light because they will get caught at the light again or risk turning in front of another car that always has to be in a big hurry to drive into the side of the turning car. This is such a dangerous situation.
Vine St willowick/eastlake, ohio
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Tulip Grove Rd/Old Lebanon Dirt Rd hermitage, TN
need a stop light at this four way stop strangers run straight up the hill with out stoping, there has been many wrecks here over the years and is getting worse.
4 VotesFix it! Voted!Kinnerly / Steeple Ridge Columbia, Irmo
The intersection at Kinnerly Rd and Steeple Ridge Rd needs a traffic light or increase law enforcement attention. The past remedies to address the problems at this intersection has failed.
5 VotesFix it! Voted!