Managing traffic on McDonald Street
There is a petition formed by neighbors regarding traffic on McDonald Street (32 Avenue), specifically where it meets Day Avenue, I could suggest so many intersections on McDonald including Oak and Shipping where traffic merging is a problem.
The speed limit is 30 mph, but there is only one sign from US1 to Grand Avenue that says that. I myself, thought it was was 40 mph, until I received a speeding ticket telling me it isn't.
The petition asks for:
- A meeting with CIPT to discuss traffic mitigation at this intersection and confirm next steps.
- Official documentation re: the approvals of both the speed table and the traffic circle, as well as information on the projects approval process and associated time frames for completion.
- Alternative traffic mitigation approvals, e.g. a stop sign at Margaret, for the speed table should the physical and geometric requirements not be met for the Day Ave / Indiana Ave intersection due to the preponderance of driveways.
I am against another traffic circle, people can't figure out the Peanut on 27th Avenue and that's not really a circle so I should be easier to navigate, but it's not. McDonald Street is a main thoroughfare and traffic should not be hampered, although it should be contained to the speed limit.
The simplest solution might be to put up more 30 mph signs so people know and give more speeding tickets so people know. Also, hedges are quite high in some areas and you can barely see oncoming traffic at some intersections. Maybe those can be cut down to decent height.
Other than that, I am not in favor of messing with the traffic flow. If you are, here is the petition.
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