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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby spooker » Nov 27th, 2017, 9:30 am

dodgerdodge wrote:What are you talking about? Cambro Rd has nothing to do with it. Look at my post again and drive the highway, you will see. There is a new set of lights on Highway 97 before you reach Sexsmith intersection. It is in the new section being widened.


Had to go back to the display boards but finally realized that they've added a set of lights at Findlay Rd as you said. With the way things are being built up around that intersection I can see why they needed that. Trying to make a left after going to the self storage out there was dangerous (did that many years ago) ...

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/driving-and-transportation/transportation-infrastructure/projects/okanagan-valley-corridor/hwy33-edwards/615355-hwy_97_hwy_33_to_edwards_rd_display_boards_add_one_lane-roll3_pd.pdf
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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby Glacier » Nov 27th, 2017, 10:49 am

If they want to save the environment, they would stop ADDING traffic lights to the highways. For example, the latest 4-laning of highway 1 on the west side of Salmon Arm is adding 2 traffic lights where there are none right now!

Here's an idea, leave the highway at 2 lanes until you have the money to do the highway upgrade properly.

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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby dodgerdodge » Nov 27th, 2017, 10:10 pm

Glacier wrote:If they want to save the environment, they would stop ADDING traffic lights to the highways. For example, the latest 4-laning of highway 1 on the west side of Salmon Arm is adding 2 traffic lights where there are none right now!

Here's an idea, leave the highway at 2 lanes until you have the money to do the highway upgrade properly.


Exactly, for every set of lights added traffic flow is interrupted and during rush hour this represents long line ups. We will probably see the line ups looking shorter than now but only because we have 3 lanes of traffic lined up instead of 2.
Look at the ridiculous line ups during summer through Peachland since they added the extra lights on the highway which still remains 2 lanes only.
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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 1st, 2017, 10:08 am

TylerM4 wrote:Funny. You've gone from timing the lights "light waves" to "camera and sensors".

What are you going on about? How do you think many "light waves" function? :132:
TylerM4 wrote:It's OK to admit to a mistake.

Ummm, no mistake was made - other than your interpretation of my post. M'kay?
TylerM4 wrote:But you still don't appear to get it.

Oh, I do get it - but thanks. :up:

I'm off to Phoenix tomorrow, too bad it won't be running yet. Guess I'll see sometime next year.

If its the same "technology" Kelowna has on their "Green Wave" on Springfield, well then PHX is :cuss: :laugh:
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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 1st, 2017, 11:34 am

I think that all the cameras should detect speeding drivers and automatically change the next light tor red.

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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby Glacier » Dec 4th, 2017, 11:24 pm

alanjh595 wrote:I think that all the cameras should detect speeding drivers and automatically change the next light tor red.

Ya, and then you give a green light to the speeder going the other way through the intersection?
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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 5th, 2017, 4:52 am

alanjh595 wrote:I think that all the cameras should detect speeding drivers and automatically change the next light tor red.

Glacier wrote:Ya, and then you give a green light to the speeder going the other way through the intersection?

He would have already been sitting and waiting for the light to change in his favour anyways.
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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby Glacier » Dec 5th, 2017, 11:06 am

alanjh595 wrote:He would have already been sitting and waiting for the light to change in his favour anyways.

Depends if he times it right. If he manages to time it right so that the speeder heading north triggers the red light 10 seconds before he arrives from the east, he gets a green light, and sails through at 160km/h no problem, then over the bridge getting the most massive epic air over the hump of the bridge.

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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 5th, 2017, 11:26 am

Glacier wrote:
alanjh595 wrote:He would have already been sitting and waiting for the light to change in his favour anyways.

Depends if he times it right. If he manages to time it right so that the speeder heading north triggers the red light 10 seconds before he arrives from the east, he gets a green light, and sails through at 160km/h no problem, then over the bridge getting the most massive epic air over the hump of the bridge.



:spitcoffee: Okay, I concede :laugh: Glacier for the win. :130: I can't beat that, good job. :hailjo:
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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby LTD » Dec 5th, 2017, 12:24 pm

lights are timed perfect if youre going about 80k
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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby my5cents » Dec 5th, 2017, 12:41 pm

averagejoe wrote:In the late 1970's, Vancouver's Kingsway lights were co-ordinated that if you drove at 29 mph you would hit all the lights green.


Yes, that was in Burnaby, they even had small signs below the lights stating that.

The "joke" then was, 29 mph worked and so did 58 mph :D

In many locations the traffic patterns are much more sophisticated than we give them credit for. The timing of lights can vary from time of day to day of the week (ie weedends).

In some areas, traffic engineers want traffic to stop, to allow for other traffic beyond the intersection to be able to cross or enter the roadway, it's call "platooning"
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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby oldtrucker » Dec 9th, 2017, 12:45 pm

Even at 2 am, I have to come to a stop multiple times while making my way through town coming home from the coast. I have to stop on hiway 97 in West Kelowna just because someone is turning left. Big deal, right? It's not environmentally friendly to have 45 tons coming to a complete stop, and then accelerating that 45 tons just to come to a complete stop in another 2 lights because another vehicle is turning left. Why the bleep are we having to have left turn lights that causes oncoming opposite traffic come to a stop? Are people so useless they can't even make a left turn without the help of a turn light? It burns a lot of fuel to accelerate 45 tons back up to speed...not cool.
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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 9th, 2017, 3:01 pm

oldtrucker wrote:Even at 2 am, I have to come to a stop multiple times while making my way through town coming home from the coast. I have to stop on hiway 97 in West Kelowna just because someone is turning left. Big deal, right? It's not environmentally friendly to have 45 tons coming to a complete stop, and then accelerating that 45 tons just to come to a complete stop in another 2 lights because another vehicle is turning left. Why the bleep are we having to have left turn lights that causes oncoming opposite traffic come to a stop? Are people so useless they can't even make a left turn without the help of a turn light? It burns a lot of fuel to accelerate 45 tons back up to speed...not cool.


Perhaps, a simple fix would be to put the "advance left turn" lights on a timer? Say, between 7am-7PM.....? Just a suggestion.

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Re: Traffic Lights

Postby spooker » Dec 9th, 2017, 6:54 pm

alanjh595 wrote:Perhaps, a simple fix would be to put the "advance left turn" lights on a timer? Say, between 7am-7PM.....? Just a suggestion.


Actually I think I noticed at Leckie that they do turn off the advance left signal during rush hour ... took almost 20 minutes to make a left turn off Harvey to go south on Leckie after 5pm on a Tuesday ...
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