The Editor, It is becoming increasingly frustrating for motorists to drive down Minoru Boulevard from Granville Avenue to Westminster Highway, given the three uncontrolled crossings on the street.
They pose a danger to both motorists and pedestrians because with the uncontrolled crossings the flow of pedestrians is not regulated and a number of times one would see the pedestrians are hesitant to go across as a few have crossed over and the next ones wait for the motorists to continue. Meanwhile, the motorists are waiting for the pedestrians to cross over as the cross lights are still flashing.
If two of the busiest crossings had traffic lights controlled by sensors instead, then this would ensure more efficient and safer crossings and reduce waiting time, as well.
During the summer season there is a heavy flow of the pedestrians and one would expect a much bigger flow once the housing development is completed across from Richmond Centre.
One wonders what the city planners have in mind to cater for the high density of population that will be living on Minoru Boulevard, once all the developments are completed. Minoru Boulevard may turnout to be busier than No. 3 Road.
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