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Letters to the Editor...More complaints of Ninth Line traffic
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 6 Dec 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, Thank you to Joe Caldarelli for writing his letter Nov. 8, "Town needs to accommodate traffic." There are many of us who make the reverse of his daily trip and it's a mess in both directions. I wouldn't consider taking Ninth Line to Steeles Ave. in the morning because of the eastbound congestion. There are other ways to travel east, none of them efficient. The worst however, is the return journey in the evening north on Ninth Line to Steeles. Only the uninitiated would consider making a left turn onto Steeles with more than a few cars in line ahead. You have a window of about three seconds coming over the bridge to check east and west Steeles to determine if you might make a left or have to resort to a right turn. It's common practice for commuters stuck in that line to take no notice of the stop sign if they are faced with a small opening that won't reappear any time soon. I have even witnessed one desperate motorist strike out westbound along the south shoulder. I have called the Region on several occasions over the years to ask what they are going to do about it. I was even told that there haven't been enough accidents to justify traffic lights there. False hope arose a year or so ago when I spotted a traffic survey company monitoring the intersection. Again I called the Region. They told me there weren't enough cars turning left at that intersection. Of course there aren't-- we all know we have to turn right and then turn left on Tenth Line. So, unless someone wants to take one for the team so we can say there have been enough accidents, the most we can hope for with this incredible lack of planning is that now they'll probably stick a cop nearby to ticket us for running the sign. Marilyn Brown, Georgetown

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Letters to the Editor...More complaints of Ninth Line traffic