Monday, June 13, 2005

$3.9-million later and I'm still parked at the intersection

Although I travel the streets mentioned in this article, I've noticed no difference. It takes just as long to get anywhere in this city as before. The price tag has quietly gone up for the system too. Last year the city was saying $2.3-million.

Angry commuters stuck at a red light in London should take comfort: about 70 per cent of the traffic signals in London are now synchronized.

Drivers are noticing and calling the city, said Shane Maguire, the city's manager for parking and traffic signals.

Many are commenting on the synchronized lights on Adelaide Street, Queens Avenue and King Street, he said.

"They've noticed a change without knowing that we had actually finished Adelaide Street," Maguire said.

The city's entire network of traffic signals is being converted to a $3.9-million computerized and synchronized system.

All 360 traffic lights should be done by the end of the year.

1 Comment:

Angry Londoner said...

What a joke this new light system has turned out to be. Ya its great that you have synchronized all ligths on all major roads, yet left all side roads untouched. I mean for 4 million dollars you should have researched the economic benefits of making downtown roads into 6 lane roads. Or looked at the benefit of a ring road. Cause synch'ing the lights is only a temporary solution. Whats going to happen in the next 10 - 20 years when the city's population exceeds 500,000 and we are still driving on 2 lane roads from one end of the city to the next? Get a clue council if you think your respected in the community your dead wrong.