Since the revamped Queens Quay was opened was opened June 19, drivers have made numerous errors, including Mike Stafford himself! Motorists have had to make multiple three-point-turns, illegal left turns have been executed, and Stafford found himself on dedicated street car tracks because of confusing signage.
And it’s not just the motorists making blunders on the road. Cyclists have caused some traffic chaos as well, and there was a collision between an old guard streetcar and one of the new Bombardier behemoths due to driver confusion!
Critics blame the confusing road design and the equally perplexing signage that dominates the updated stretch of road.
Because of these traffic issues, Waterfront Toronto will be changing signs and street markings in the near future to clear up some problems and make the area less troublesome… hopefully.
Here are some of the changes that will be implemented according to the Toronto Star:
- Cues to cyclists: 20 km/h speed limit signs; “Stop here on red” markings, “slow, watch for turning vehicles” signs
- Cues to cars: “watch for cyclists and pedestrians” signs; signage identifying the Harbour Square laneway
- Fine-tuning cameras that control traffic signals to improve traffic flow; more starburst signs to remind users of changes to the street
Have you found yourself on the revamped Queens Quay? How bad is it? Is there another intersection or stretch of road that is worse than this section? What makes it so bad?
Also, check out the full Toronto Star report HERE.