Issues: street signal
27 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!
6 VotesFix it! Voted!2600 W Main St Trooper, PA 19403, USATraveling east on Ridge Pike(main street) at the light on Trooper Rd. Need a green arrow to turn left onto Trooper. Wait at the light till it turns red for just one car to be able to turn.
78 Memorial Blvd Newport, RI 02840, USASadly (although not surprisingly) a woman was hit by a car while crossing Memorial Boulevard today. With the busy season approaching, the State/City absolutely must do something about the hazardous pedestrian and traffic conditions caused by the lack of traffic lights on Memorial Boulevard, particularly near Easton's/First Beach. The simple solution is to install one or two traffic lights on Memorial Boulevard triggered by pedestrian buttons. No need for a traffic light at every intersection. But installing one or two more (near Rhode Island Ave and near Cliff Walk, in particular) will make a huge difference, safety-wise.
12 VotesFix it! Voted!North Mill Road And West Garden Road Intersection Vineland, NJ 08360Intersection of West Garden Road and North Mill Road is impossible to negotiate at certain times of the day. Heavy traffic from the county road (Garden) and from both of the Industrial Parks (Mill) combine with left-hand turns, right-on reds and straight traffic patterns to create a dangerous intersection. There is also a foliage visual barrier on the north-east corner which causes all non-SUV's to have to "nose" out into the intersection in order to clearly see West bound traffic. Do not understand why the county is dragging their feet with this issue especially since lives have been lost there in the past. **NOTE: This issue was also reported by "Joanne" in December 2011 - SEE posting #143004.
3-37 Nod Hill Rd Wilton, CT 06897, USATraffic light or 2 Stop signs(1 north and 1 south) on 33 & Nod Hill Rd Very limited visibility for both North and South Rt 33 drivers. Nod Hill drivers w little or no visibility. Extremely dangerous during rush hours.
This will also allow Signal Hill residents to turn safely north/south onto Ridgefield road.
14 VotesFix it! Voted!Hollow Oak Drive & Harrison Avenue/ Sills Road
Traffic Light is needed at the intersection of CR 101/Sills Road and Hollow Oak Drive and Harrison Avenue in East Patchogue. Numerous accidents occur at this intersection due to high speeds and blocked visibility. Below is an article from a fatal crash in April of 2010.
East Patchogue man, 81, dies in crash
Originally published: April 6, 2010 12:01 AM
By BILL BLEYER email@example.com
Quick SummaryVincent Resciniti's car collided with an SUV at the Hollow Oak Drive intersection with County Road 101, police report.
For more on this story visit News12 Long Island
An East Patchogue man was killed Monday night when his vehicle was struck by a SUV at a County Road 101 interesection in the hamlet, Suffolk police said.
Vincent Resciniti, 81, was driving a 2008 Hyundai sedan across County Road 101 heading west onto Hollow Oak Drive when his vehicle was struck by a 2000 Lincoln sports utility vehicle driven by Sheneka Blake who was heading south on County Road 101 at 5:35 p.m., police said.
Resciniti was pronounced dead at the scene. Blake, 31, of East Patchogue, was transported by South Country Ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks
9 VotesFix it! Voted!5509-5511 Central Ave Richmond, CA 94804, USAThese lights do not allow for safe travel coming down the street to cross Central or to turn onto it. Drivers constantly ignore orange light and block entire intersection and pull through turning left across the light onto central almost hitting cars coming down the hill from San Luis st.
500 Dekalb Industrial Way Decatur, GATraffic light above intersection of Dekalb Industrial and North Acadia is not secured to mount. Fixture is swinging free in the wind.