Plenty of pavement problems in Tournament Capital
Re: Christopher Foulds’ column of June 29 (‘On the road to an accident in the Tournament Capital’):
That was a great piece on road screw-ups. There are bucketfuls of problem areas in Kamloops.
Here are a few I am annoyed with:
1. Left turns off Columbia Street and onto Fourth Avenue in either direction.
See how many vehicles are impacted by vehicles making left turns.
At busy times, the back-up stretches through the Third Avenue traffic light — and still a clown will want to make a left.
Columbia Street from First to Sixth avenues is a major headache most every day.
The traffic lights at Third and Fourth avenues are never co-ordinated to change at the same time.
Both Fourth and Fifth avenues should have their left turns and lights eliminated.
2. Columbia Street at Fifth Avenue. See above and throw in a crosswalk light. Watch one selfish clown clog up traffic so they can cross.
Those needing to cross should walk to Third or Sixth avenue.
3. I just hate driving down Tranquille Road and Fortune Drive on the North Shore.
There are far too many lights and crosswalks. More than half should be eliminated and allow traffic to flow.
Many of these stops and crossings are for one or two vehicles or pedestrians.
That’s why there are so many frustrated drivers out there, which is why so many people are running red and yellow lights.
I could go on and on, but thanks for the opportunity.