Duncan traffic planning substandard

Why is Duncan city council approving such substandard traffic planning?

Too funny! Readers will remember the City of Duncan “improved” Cairnsmore Street, turning it from a nice wide safe street into a dangerous narrow obstacle course with inadequate turning lanes and dangerous bump outs. Duncan city council cited several reasons for this, none of which had ever been a problem, and city administrator Peter De Verteuil claimed the turning lanes were “deceptively ample” even though they were obviously not.

The other day I came upon the Cairnsmore/Cavell Street intersection. A small bus with several cars behind it wanted to turn left from Cavell Street onto Cairnsmore Street and a city bus with several cars behind it wanted to turn right from Cairnsmore Street onto Cavell Street. The turning lanes are so narrow neither bus could advance without crashing into the other. Finally the city bus driver had to drive over the curb and sidewalk to get things moving.

Duncan residents are entitled to streets that will accommodate traffic and provide reasonably safe turning areas. Why is Duncan city council approving such substandard traffic planning?

 

Mark Williams

Duncan