Victoria Traffic Jams
Paul

Victoria, Canada

#1 Jan 10, 2013
I started a Facebook group to get some support and discussion going to start a 'green wave' campaign for Victoria. The main corridors of Douglas and Blanchard are infamous for making us stop at EVERY red light!

Many cities around the world have implimented a Green Wave with lights timed so that if you travel at say 40kmh you will hit all green lights and traffic will flow smoothly.

Join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/trafficflowvictoria

Share your ideas, call your rep at city hall and lets get Victoria moving again!
Eco Fantasy

United States

#2 Jan 16, 2013
Paul wrote:
I started a Facebook group to get some support and discussion going to start a 'green wave' campaign for Victoria. The main corridors of Douglas and Blanchard are infamous for making us stop at EVERY red light!
Many cities around the world have implimented a Green Wave with lights timed so that if you travel at say 40kmh you will hit all green lights and traffic will flow smoothly.
Join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/trafficflowvictoria
Share your ideas, call your rep at city hall and lets get Victoria moving again!
Yes, timed green lights is a good idea. I partially blame the Victoria Cycling Coalition in influencing municipal governments in constricting the major roads with more bike lanes, for the increased traffic jams. They think if we build bike lanes and paths all over the place, more people will ride bikes, walk, or take the buses. People with more money don't want to be subjected to panhandlers and nut jobs at the bus stops, especially at night. People don't want to get all sweaty and tired before they even get to their work. People want the convenience and privacy of riding in their own cars with their favourite music. Driving a vehicle gets all one's chores done in 1/3 the time by bus, even longer by foot and bike. No, if you build it they will not necessarily come.
albeahorsespetoo tie

Victoria, Canada

#3 Feb 7, 2013
The bike restrictions continue to be de facto deployed, those bumps at corners forcing car and bike to confront each are not a good calming effect, to see an example look at the costly Caledonia stretch of green ,losing parking spaces and shoving bikes into harm's way.
May the urban planner be destined to live with it, or do they reside outside Victown?
propaganda BS

United States

#4 Feb 7, 2013
albeahorsespetootie wrote:
The bike restrictions continue to be de facto deployed, those bumps at corners forcing car and bike to confront each are not a good calming effect, to see an example look at the costly Caledonia stretch of green ,losing parking spaces and shoving bikes into harm's way.
May the urban planner be destined to live with it, or do they reside outside Victown?
Everything that is said and done by politicians and their minions are claimed to be for the public good. The only good is for the politicians and their corporate backers' own good. The pro cycling NGOs are also in on the propaganda BC because they have something to gain from it. I never believe whatever they say is for my own good. They are out to manipulate and deceive.
backed up

Toronto, Canada

#5 Mar 8, 2013
Driving in Victoria SUCKS, period. If you happen to get caught in rush hour with just 1 lane going east, 1 lane going south, or 1 lane going east or 1 lane going west. wtf!! how is that supposed to handle traffic and keep it flowing?? Driving here is so frustrating, it will make you rip your hair out, just sitting for half an hour to make a right hand turn!!
Victoria is full of stuck up snobs earning crap salaries-get off your high horse, Victoria.
YES

United States

#6 Mar 9, 2013
backed up wrote:
Driving in Victoria SUCKS, period. If you happen to get caught in rush hour with just 1 lane going east, 1 lane going south, or 1 lane going east or 1 lane going west. wtf!! how is that supposed to handle traffic and keep it flowing?? Driving here is so frustrating, it will make you rip your hair out, just sitting for half an hour to make a right hand turn!!
Victoria is full of stuck up snobs earning crap salaries-get off your high horse, Victoria.
Victorians really are delusional, uptight, artificial, crazy, and dumb. They are physically and mentally slow too. They indecisive and procrastinate too much. Why be efficient when you can waste time and drag things out? Don't ever leave Toronto or ON or give up the social, cultural excitement, better pay there, to move to Victoria. Don't be brain damaged and poor. Victoria is only good for a 1 week vacation, not live in. Stay in Victoria too long and you will become a whack job like the locals.
albe a horses petootie

Victoria, Canada

#7 Mar 9, 2013
A problem could be that city hall is not listening , somewhat like the province, don't have to of course, once voted in a mandate mentality takes hold. Example the bumps & narrowing roads to throttle traffic in cars seems to make drivers angry& frustrated. Many smaller streets are now an option to avoid the measures.Do, all the planners live out of town?
Maybe.
Still the slowing effect wanted might not be happening. Speed bumps are noisy and messy. many stops are ignored, rolled through. Seems like drivers , bikes and cars , don't like the laws or is it the recent changes. THe best I could say is the recent ped. walk overhead lights are a blessing, still drivers are not patient.
albe a horses petootie

Victoria, Canada

#8 Mar 9, 2013
Forgot to mention the failure of the traffic lights to sequential assist traffic flow, at legal speeds.
driving slowly

Victoria, Canada

#9 Mar 13, 2013
YES wrote:
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Victorians really are delusional, uptight, artificial, crazy, and dumb. They are physically and mentally slow too. They indecisive and procrastinate too much. Why be efficient when you can waste time and drag things out? Don't ever leave Toronto or ON or give up the social, cultural excitement, better pay there, to move to Victoria. Don't be brain damaged and poor. Victoria is only good for a 1 week vacation, not live in. Stay in Victoria too long and you will become a whack job like the locals.
Victoria people do everything slowly. Anything that involves decision making, including driving a vehicle is done slowly. I have seen people take 1 minute to do a 2 second choice to turn left or right. They can't decide to reverse or go forward. The entire job market, social culture, economics is like this. It is so frustrating.
BeAstute

Clearwater, Canada

#10 Mar 15, 2013
Yes Victorian decide on everything in a slow and muddle fashion. That is why it is so frustrating. I had a work boss who hires staff and run his business the same way he drives and travels in traffic, slow and clueless while being overly picky or inefficient. I commented on his business on the www.ratemyemployer.ca web site. I think I even mentioned the time I had to travel with him on business. I wonder how someone as clueless as him could manage not to run the business into the ground?
Hmm

Victoria, Canada

#11 Jul 9, 2013
I always wonder when i see how FAST people drive(drag racing) on the congested little roads here with bikes,dogs,people,traffic everywhere in the day.A lot of people are new to the area and don't know the roads.Accidents waiting too happen.OUCH

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