Issues: street signal
21 VotesFix it! Voted!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!
Kings Road Madison, NJ
People use Kings Road to get away from the traffic lights on Main Street. But ever since the traffic light was installed at the corner of Samson and Kings, cars now speed up to make the light, or if driving westbound, fly down the hill. This is a residential area with children living on this street. I've already seen two pets killed in front of my house. How about a speed bump or two? Maybe when its a kid, maybe someone will sit up and take notice.
Interstate 87 & Wolf Rd Colonie, NY
That entire section needs immediate changes!!! it is dangerous and was supposed to be fixed 10 years ago...
When you exit I87 (4) to Wolf Rd the lights are so out of sync that you sit 5 minutes waiting to make the left.. then if you can make the left because no cars are blocking the ramp .. you immediately get the red light at Albany Shaker.. making you then wait another 2-5 minutes to make the left onto Albany Shaker.. then surprise if you are not first to make turn the light on AlbanyShaker westbound turns red... it can take almost 12 minutes to get to the airport.
13 VotesFix it! Voted!Sherwood Forest Dr And Randolph Rd Colesville, MD
Traffic accidents occur weekly on Randolph road between Kemp Mill and New Hampshire Ave. We should have at least on more traffic lights between Kemp Mill and New Hampshire Ave. There have deaths along this segment of Randolph road that were attributed to undue speed.
292 Thompson Ln Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance), TN
The timing of the traffic light at Thompson Lane & Foster Ave needs to be in sync with the traffic light at Thompson Lane & Nolensville Rd. The left turn signal turning onto Nolensville Rd ends up backing up all the way to St Edwards Church due to the timing of the traffic lights at these 2 intersections making congestion terrible. It sometimes takes 10 minutes to get from St Edwards Church through Nolensville Rd at peak hours. Please put these lights in sync so traffic will flow better.
4398 Kimball Bridge Rd Alpharetta, GA 30005, USA
Traffic light at intersection of Kimball Bridge Road and Old Miton Parkway - while making a left turn onto Old Milton Pkwy from Kimball Bridge Road - the arrow signal skips a cycle making it a long delay for us to make a left turn - it happens between 6:30 a.m and 7:00 a.m. - when this delay happens, cars then jump into the straight ahead lane while green and it is hazardous - please give us the same cycle pattern as everyone else has!!!!
15-27 W Main St Goshen, NY 10924, USA
6931 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN
The timing of the light at I-40 West and Charlotte exit has been changed so that the light at the Texaco is red when the light at the exit is green. Only a few cars are allowed to turn right and it causes a backup on the exit ramp.
State Highway 787 Troy, NY 12183, USA
Westbound on Tibbits Avenue, Green Island to southbound Rte 787 traffic light does not detect a motorcycle to trigger a green light.