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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:42 pm 
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Monorail? What if the track shall bend? Were you sent here by the devil?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:46 pm 
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Hey Mike,
In the Milton Trails community we have 2 schools, Queen of Heaven and Escarpment Public School. The major east subdivision does not connect with the major west subdivision thru the trail system in a community called MILTON TRAILS!! Zeeshan has been asked about this on his commentary but has chosen not to answer/ignore the question. Seeing that you sit on a safety community for Milton can you get the town to see reason and get a proper pedistrian walkway built. This may eliminate some of the traffic on Scott/Savoline as kids/parents may walk/ride bikes to school as opposed to driving them.


Your community neighbourhood is actually called Scott Neighbourhood. The builder marketting name was Milton Trails. I wouldn't confuse the two. Mike was a strong supporter of the Trails Master Plan update and was at all the public input sessions. Did you express your concern about this connection at any of those meetings?



I wouldn't get too caught up in Milton Trails vs Scott Neighbourhood for the purpose of this thread. The point is everybody including you knows what neighbourhood the poster is talking about, so they made their point.

And I don't really see what difference it makes whether the poster went to any public input sessions or not. Not everybody has the time let alone the inclination to participate in that manner. It certainly doesn't disqualify them from voicing their views or concerns in an alternative forum at a different time. Especially when they are voicing them to the councillor you've identified as the perfect person to communicate them to, in a forum that the councillor himself has used to invite these very views!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:28 pm 
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The struggle is to deal with the feeder roads that go onto Derry Road and unless you live on Derry Road and have direct access, everyone comes out of the feeder roads.

No, that's not the struggle. The struggle is to fix the damn timing at the ONE AND ONLY LIGHT that is solely responsible for the backup.

It has nothing to do with derry road feeder streets. It has everything to do with a single improperly timed derry/trafalgar signal which favours very light Trafalgar Road traffic, while very heavy Derry Road traffic backs up for multiple light cycles to 5th line and worse. There are no feeder streets between 5th line and Trafalgar, and there are no feeder streets between 8th line and trafalgar where the same problem happens in reverse each afternoon, so I don't understand why you keep proposing 'fixes' that have nothing to do with the problem.

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Like some of the previous comments, it really shouldnt be up to the councillor for the area to constantly maintain the lights. Its something that has to be done by staff and make modifications along the way. Thats what theyre paid for. All intersections need to be monitored including one of the biggest problems Derry and Trafalgar.

I hope this helps. These lights and the flow of traffic is critical to make the morning and afternoon commutes as easy as possible for motorists.

Yes it helps. Sadly, it helps me know not to vote for you.

Unreal. Why can't anyone just fix this one friggng horrible light without changing the conversation to feeder streets, other lights, 401 exchanges and the price of tea in China?

Hazel would fix it. I wish we had some Hazels on our council. Instead it seems we have professional politicos who would be great on Sunday talk shows, trying to please everyone with words, but solving nothing.

Sigh.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:31 pm 
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prickly_pete wrote:
One light to rule them all.


Definitely one light to bind us....


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:24 am 
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I have reviewed the accessible information for all 4 candidates and I seriously believe Mike has this nailed hands down. Mike has solid ideas and vision for this region and I think that out of all 4 he has the experience to get things done by navigating through a lot of the typical BS that happens. Out of the other candidates one does not have a website so I can't understand any vision/plan. One used to be in this position and there is so much 'history' I would not want to go there again. The other candidate to me seems to be too inexperienced to take this on. Mike, you have my vote....... good luck.


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:35 am 
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I want someone to own that light and fix it; to make it their pet project. Not to have the traffic dept stick a couple of black car counting strips on the road and adjust without ever actually looking at the intersection. I’m talking about hands on, multiple days on site to see how it works and adjust accordingly and make it never be an issue for us again because they will stay on top of it. No more 4 or 5+ cycles before you get through.

Derry has enough lanes for the traffic load – now please make it so we can use it.


The former representative from Regional Council took that on as his pet project...problem not solved because the focus was on one spot. I want the review of all lights from Derry Trafalgar to JSP to Thompson to Ontario to Bronte St....all have their own issues that add to the problem. The problem needs to be fixed. For that, I will take ownership and make sure the job gets done.


Good morning, Mike. Hopefully your twitter and email accounts have been buzzing the last couple of weeks because something dramatic has changed along Derry in the morning. We're back to backing up past 5th line again and smooth sailing after passing the Trafalgar light.

So I don't know if the light is out of whack again or one of the other exits in town is under construction, but getting out of town is hell.

Hopefully you can get the powers that be to have a look at how things are working.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:07 am 
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It's been bad during evening rush hour as well. Can we just put a massive roundabout there and be done with it? We can erect a statue of Mike in the centre of it if that helps get it done. Traffic lights just aren't working at all.

Also, can something be done about the 5th line/JSP/Trudeau light combo? Can they at least pretend like they are synced up even a little?


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:41 pm 
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I heard the Mayor’s nephew lives on 5th line.


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As someone from a superior neighboring town, I thank you and your towns inability to fix a relatively simple issue. Keeping that north/south Trafalgar traffic light green so long, makes the odd time I decide to go that route so convenient and easy.


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:04 am 
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I havent forgotten about this so thanks for posting an update. I know there have been a few instances over the last few weeks with traffic backups / collisions / accidents on the 401 in our area that have caused more than normal volume of traffic on Derry and Britannia coupled with construction on 5th Line.

For general info purposes heres a link to "how things work"

https://www.halton.ca/living_in_halton/ ... nals_work/

There are supposed to be annual corridor reviews done for sections of regional roads and Ive asked as to when one was done for this section. Ive also forwarded some of the comments to staff about these recent concerns as well.

Im working on getting something done for this area as well as the other sections of Derry and Britannia as well. I'll keep you posted and if theres other areas email me mike.cluett@milton.ca

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:11 am 
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Mike_Cluett wrote:
For general info purposes heres a link to "how things work"

https://www.halton.ca/living_in_halton/ ... nals_work/



Theres a typo in that link. It should read:

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How Traffic Signals Work

Traffic signal coordination is when traffic signals are timed so that traffic can travel along a street without stopping at every light.

It’s challenging to do this when dealing with two-way streets, big intersections and lots of traffic. So we don't bother with it.



Everything after the last sentence is the typo. :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 8:14 pm 
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I'm not sure about you guys but I have noticed a dramatic change in the timing of the lights through town of the past few weeks. Instead of sitting at the fresh red at Trudeau and watching tumbleweeds roll through the green at JSP, only to accelerate from my green up to the fresh red at JSP, I am actually rolling through a few chicken $hit intersections on a green light. I'm wondering if the recent problem at Trafalgar is because you have a cleaner flow coming through the town towards Trafalgar instead of the sputtering stop and go chunks of cars be released a few at a time from Armstrong, Trudeau, 5th etc.

I agree - this is an outrageous problem. Whoever these "staff" people are that are working on this need to be fired. Or perhaps Mr Cluett needs to remove whoever the "staff" person is who is in charge of this issue.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:05 pm 
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Any reason the right eastbound lane was blocked off this morning just before Trafalgar? This was just before 9am. There was nobody onsite working and traffic was backed up to 5th Line.

Thanks guys.


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I got caught by this as well at 8:30 a.m. One random Halton worker pyloning away the right hand lane causing an unnecessary back up. No other workers or equipment in attendance. Mike, I have to believe there could have been better consideration of rush hour traffic. Who in the world would think this is good planning.


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I'm glad you guys mentioned it so that Kevin and I don't look like the only whiners on the topic.

This morning the right lane near Trafalgar was closed. Zero signs of construction. Zero work vehicles. Zero workers. Just a closed lane during rush hour because. I snapped a couple pics as well that I can't upload from my phone.

I'm assuming it will be the same tomorrow as well, cause why not?

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