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General Road and Highway Discussion
(02-02-2018, 08:24 AM)MidTowner Wrote:
(02-02-2018, 08:13 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: Yes, it is called re-building the streets in safer configurations as they come up for re-construction.

Sounds great to me. That's exactly what I meant when I said that I didn't think it should be done piece meal. I wasn't trying to say that "everything should be addressed at once," as Tom said- just that streets should be built with appropriate traffic calming in place, every time the opportunity presents itself, whether they were one of the three street segments studied annually or not.

Perfect example is Belmont Ave., part of which was re-built in the pre-existing, very poorly-designed configuration. It’s four lanes when traffic levels don’t appear to justify it, and yet many of the intersections frequently jam up, not badly, but more than one would expect given the traffic levels, due to the absence of appropriate turn lanes. A detailed study would be appropriate, but it seems pretty obvious that two lanes plus turn lanes would have both allowed traffic to flow smoothly and allowed a reduction in total pavement and probably reduced top speeds.
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I wonder if some of the volume and aggressive driving on Patricia is as a result of the Belmont Avenue closure last year? Patricia was a heavily used detour during that time, along with Lawrence Avenue.
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Does anyone have a link or copy of the highway 8 to 401 westbound study?  I believe it was done in 2009 or so.

You can see it shown in the video here: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/no-timetabl...-1.3681570
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