Saanich resident shakes head over traffic light priority

Far worse intersections need advantage of traffic lights, Mann Avenue resident says

Saanich municipality’s priorities for installing traffic lights at intersections are difficult to comprehend.

The District is installing lights at Viewmont and West Saanich roads. As one who drives West Saanich Road frequently, I rarely see more than two vehicles waiting to cross or enter West Saanich. One does not know whether to laugh or cry when this intersection is given priority over others.

Residents of Mann Avenue and its feeder streets have been asking for years for lights at Mann and Glanford Avenue. At times, there are up to 10 vehicles trying to make a left turn from Mann onto Glanford.  Some impatient drivers make a risky dash when there is a small gap in the traffic.

Glanford has become a busy street with traffic from West Saanich Road and Quadra Street using it to get to the southbound Pat Bay Highway via the ramp at Vanalman Road. Northbound traffic on Glanford is also held up when a driver wants to turn left onto Mann. Add to this vehicles coming from Wilkinson Road and using Mann to access Quadra Street and Glanford. How long do we have to wait for Saanich to get its traffic priorities straight?

Ben Pires

Saanich

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