Although the final traffic configuration has been implemented, the area remains gridlocked near Allen Rd and Eglinton Ave West. It actually seems to be worse now than during the last decade of construction.
Watch the 2 videos below, consider the following points, and please sign this Petition
- Environmental damage from hundreds of cars idling – this includes electric cars, they still require energy
- The road rage is real, posing a high risk to other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists from cars turning quickly, blocking crosswalks, and mounting curbs all of which makes the community unsafe.
- Loss of community as businesses suffer and residents cannot get into their own driveways without having to wait an extra 20-30 minutes to navigate the congested side streets.
- The enormous waste of people’s time who have to sit and wait when there is a potential solution to the ongoing congestion.
We need to fix this, but how? Here are my suggestions:
- Widen the Allen Rd. NB to 4 lanes at Eglinton Ave. W. with a divider for the vehicles turning from both EB and WB lanes. (As originally planned)
- Add a functioning pedestrian push-to-cross button for the Allen Rd. NB lanes at Eglinton Ave. W. (to allow continuous traffic flow otherwise)
- Add a functioning bicycle push-to-cross button for Allen Rd. NB lanes at Eglinton Ave. W. (to allow continuous traffic flow otherwise)
- Add a sensor in the road at the WB Eglinton Ave. W. lane that travels straight through that will trigger the light change sequence only when a vehicle is actually there (to allow continuous traffic flow otherwise)
- Allow continuous traffic Eglinton Ave. WB to Allen Rd. NB (except when one of the two buttons are pushed/activated)
- Allow continuous traffic EB Eglinton Ave. W. left to NB Allen Rd. (except when one of the two buttons are pushed or WB through traffic triggers the road sensor)
- Adjust traffic light timing sequence at SB Allen Rd. to Eglinton Ave W. to compensate for the above.
May 23, 2023
Aug 1, 2023 (2 Months Later)