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JLS Intersection Traffic nightmare - HELP !! - Re-time signals to provide protected left turn at East Meadow & Waverly.

Original post made by Priya, JLS Middle School, on Feb 21, 2017

The traffic signal here can be changed (school hours) to accommodate cars, bikers and pedestrians.

Currently the traffic signal is green for both directions on E Meadow and W Meadow in this intersection(Waverly). Please note there is no dedicated left turn lanes for cars wanting to go to JLS and they have to yield to the oncoming traffic from W Meadow.This causes a lot of congestion .. lot meaning lot.

Today only one car the first car wanting to turn left to JSL made it and the rest of the cars (20+) missed one whole signal. Then we had to wait again for the next signal praying that we cross this intersection ( E Medow and Waverly).

Just want to let you know if this issue is addressed it will save a lot of people's time.

Let's assume only 100 people are affected by the current system/signal and if this issue is addressed then we save a lot of time for everyone (66 Hrs Per week for 100 people)

This can be changed to make a simple change. E meadow get's green while the traffic from opposite side (W Meadow) does not get the green signal at the same time.

The traffic from W meadow can get their share while the opposite side cars from E Meadow traffic can wait with Red signal.

This will improve the traffic a lot and will be helpful for biking students also.

I have submitted a suggestion to the City .. not sure what if anything is done about this issue. Please add your comments if you support this.

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