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Re: What Really Causes Traffic Congestion

Posted by Wakefield-241st Street on Thu Jul 11 13:52:01 2013, in response to What Really Causes Traffic Congestion, posted by BrooklynBus on Tue Jul 9 12:40:18 2013.

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2- Obstacles in the road causing a blockage and merger. These can be any of the following: Double parking, Road work, Lane closure due to utility work, Road narrowing down, An accident

And you forgot drivers illegally blocking intersections (gridlock), as well as planned street closures due to authorized special events.

3- Traffic signals out of sync many times on purpose or occasionally when the computers are malfunctioning..

How do you know the traffic signals are purporsly out of sync?

It also makes no sense for the traffic signals to force you to slow down around schools at 3:00 a.m., which they do.

If you have kids then traffic safety is most important with ways to mitigate speeding, even if it takes timing of signals to slow down reckless drivers with zero regard for human life or property. (Get it?)

Schedule as much roadwork as possible for the middle of the night or when the road is not busy, although there always will be some roadwork that causes some congestion.

Middle of the night in residential streets? You try to live with noise. Sometimes it works to schedule overnight work, sometimes it doesn't.

Again, all we can do regarding accidents is to try to prevent them. Once they occur, traffic congestion usually cannot be avoided if traffic volumes are high.

Want to prevent accidents? Have NYPD remove the most dangerous drivers, motorcyclists, and bikers off the roads, for good. Pass a law where if an law enforcement officer observes five or more VTL violations on one driver, pull him/her over, make an arrest for felony aggravated reckless driving, Class E and impound the car if allowed to do so.

BTW: Did you ride the Bx41 SBS+ route yet? I am waiting to read yuur take on the newest so-called BRT route.

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