Anyone who travels the streets of London on a regular basis knows that the $3.9 million dollars spent on a synchronized traffic light system three years ago has done little to improve the traffic flow. I've had the occasion to ask taxi drivers their opinion and the response has always been one of cynical amusement. The topic is once again a subject of study at city hall, for it seems the generally complacent citizens of London are motivated to complain about long traffic signals and drive-thrus.
Now, city staff are recommending Delcan Corp. be hired to improve the core's network of traffic lights, a recommendation that goes to a city council committee today.At least the advance green signals work to the advantage of Londoners sometimes, unlike the decisions of our local politicians. Why do I doubt that another $150,000 is going to fix what $3.9 million didn't?
Meanwhile, we continue to burn up gas waiting for that train.