Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Trouble With Kingston Rd.-Danforth Ave. Intersection

This intersection, built before WWII, was designed without a thought for cyclists or pedestrians. It is like a freeway interchange.

Cyclists heading westbound who wish to continue down Kingston Rd. must cross two lanes of traffic. When car traffic is heavy, a cyclist might have to wait for a few minutes for a safe gap.

Cyclists heading eastbound on Danforth Ave. find that Danforth ends in a merging with Kingston Rd. , and must also cross two lanes to reach the curb lane on Kingston Rd., again having to wait for a safe gap in car traffic.