- Category: Carnie's Comments
- Published: Monday, 29 November 2021 08:26
I don't think it's a case of resisting change. I think it's more of an "old habits die hard" situation.
Changes to the busy intersection of 9th Avenue NW and Caribou Street have created confusion and, in some cases, dangerous situations.
The traffic lines on the streets are fading but the signage on the new traffic light standards seems pretty to clear to me. However, some motorists aren't catching on.
It was on Friday afternoon I was north-bound on 9th and made the move to the left-hand turning lane to proceed west on Caribou. I was at a red light. Then, a south-bound car came right at me. It was alarming. I braced myself for a collision. That driver, thankfully, swerved to go around me while making an effort to share a scowl and perhaps some profanity with me, oblivious to the fact they were, most certainly, in the wrong lane.
I'm sure, given some time, we'll all catch on and follow the new rules. In the meantime, and in-between-time, I think I'll just make the turn at Hochelaga Street and enjoy the view in that nice neighbourhood.