Issues: street signal
10th Ave. And DemonbreunThe light at 10th Ave. & Demonbreun does not allow pedestrians to safely cross Demonbreun. The walk signal comes on at exactly the same time as the green light for 10th Ave. cars. There was a very close call on Monday. Cars ignore the 'pedestrian right-of-way' because they have a green light. They whip around the corner, coming from Cummins Station w/o regard for walkers who are actually crossing at the "walk" signal they have across Demonbreun. With all the pedestrian traffic from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, this is a hazard. The traffic light must allow a walk signal w/o a green light for cars at the same time.
4 VotesFix it! Voted!17-33 Congress St Troy, NY 12180, USA1.This needs to be a better three way stop light, the cars coming from congress never yield to those coming from Front. 2. The flow from 3rd street and congress to 1st street does not work well. 3.People turn at 1st and congress illegally even with signs on both streets. 4.Improving timing of light from at least 3rd street to river is needed, or at least making the congress street to river street a no turn light would make things safer. 5. Also at the bottom of front and congress the hill has many potholes which causes a lot of damage to cars undercarriage and axles.
6 VotesFix it! Voted!Lebanon Road And Mt.Juliet Rd Insection Mt Juliet, TNThere are times of the morning and times of the evening, that it is impossible to get out onto Lebanon Road from Park Glen Drive, especially if you are turning left, safety, the new Mt. Juliet school that was built on Curd Road area the traffic of a morning and evening is really heavy. We really need a traffic light (if it only works at peak hours, trying to get onto Lebanon Road from 3:30 till 6:00 is mission impossible. this is such a dangerious area if you are not planning to turn right. There are two very large subdivisions and one medium size subdivision off Park Glen all these homeowners are not always wanting to make a right turn on Lebanon, any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
State Route 7900 Alexandria, VAEvery day I see cars stopped and blocking traffic in the right lane after it had changed to a right turn only lane at Beulah Rd. The cars stop and try to maneuver back into traffic which is usually also already stopped at the traffic light.
5006 Franconia Rd Alexandria, VACurb ramp is located 30 feet away from the crosswalk, located after the stop line. Cars stopped for the traffic light, stop right in front of the curb ramp, which is 30 feet away from the actual crosswalk.
7027 Manchester Blvd Alexandria, VASpeed Limit changes from 50 MPH to 35 MPH. Cars continue at high rate of speed though traffic light and down Manchester Blvd. Suggestions: bigger speed limit sign, orange marker at top of sign, better warning signs for speed limit change.
Kingstowne Village Pkwy Alexandria, VAThree draping powerlines obstruct the view of the traffic light.
5 VotesFix it! Voted!Kingstowne Blvd Alexandria, VANoticed twice in a week on an early morning run (5am). After pressing the crosswalk button when the road is empty, with no cars present, the traffic light still cycles through the entire cycle. But for cars the light skips out of cycle to change right away.
17000 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48126while traveling at 6:45 am west on Michigan ave in E. Dearborn and following the speed limits you will get stopped by EVERY light. thus forcing you to either budget an extra 10 minutes to get to work or speed.
51 VotesFix it! Voted!Central Ave. & Willard St. New Haven, CT
This intersection needs major work. Narrowing the travel lanes by reducing pedestrian crossing distances would be one of the most effective ways to permanently reduce speeds. The city could also consider raised intersections and roundabouts, as they have in other neighborhoods.
Chris Heitmann wrote:
Cars don’t look like that when crashing at 25mph, which is what the posted speed limit is here and throughout New Haven. On neighborhood streets like Central and Willard, it arguably should be slower, more like 20mph. While the NHPD has done an excellent job of stepping up traffic enforcement in the neighborhood, enforcement will only get us so far. Similarly with education: it’s needed, but will have a very limited impact (no pun intended). The third “E” - Engineering - is where the city can really improve safety here. As Pedro suggests, this intersection is an excellent candidate for a small roundabout (not as big as on West Park, for which there’s no room here). Other alternatives would be bumping out the sidewalk at all four corners, thus narrowing the street and reducing crossing distances, raised crosswalks, and/or pedestrian refuges/planted medians leading into the intersection. The city needs to really study what the BEST solution would be here, and to consult with neighbors throughout. My concern with the idea of another traffic light is that cars would arguably speed more in order to make the light. The solution needs to SLOW PEOPLE DOWN, which would make this safer for cars, pedestrians, cyclists, and the kids who cross and wait here for the school bus every morning.
Thank goodness no one was seriously hurt yesterday and that no pedestrians or cyclists without 3000 pounds of steel to product them were in the intersection when this happened. A big thank you to the NHFD for a job well done and to the Independent for bringing attention to this sadly ongoing yet preventable issue.
A few other residents wrote:
- I live a few houses down on Willard, and that intersection is horrible. You have to pull out almost into the middle of Central to see past the street parking, and people fly up and down Central. It’s the only big intersection in the area without a 4 way stop.
- I was almost involved in a serious accident in high school right at this intersection. A guy in a Camaro was flying down central, and I pulled out from willard not seeing him (since he was so far down the street) and he slammed his brakes hard and just missed me. While I was the “cause” of him stopping, it was the fact that he was going about 60 down central that would have caused the accident.
- Central is a nice long straight run through Westville and people use it as a speedway to cross over New Haven all the time since it links Rt 34 to Whalley. The minimal cost of stop signs at all of the unsignaled intersections would greatly reduce the speeds on this street.
- Thank God no one was killed last night. That is without question one of THE WORST intersections in New Haven. Speed on Central Ave combined with poor visibility from Willard is a recipe for casualties.