Originally Posted by someone123
I like reversing lanes in principle because they are a way to use land more efficiently. In the best case they are equivalent to adding lanes without using more land. Does anybody know how much the signaling systems cost?
Do they use reversible lanes on Chebucto now? Are they being planned for Quinpool?
The traffic balancing issue is yet another reason why it's good to have infill. There's probably extra road capacity right now for people reverse-commuting from the peninsula to the suburbs. Unfortunately, when developments are up for approval petty local issues tend to get more airtime. The big scary highrise presented as a generator of gridlock is actually much better than the alternative suburban development.
The Chebucto reversing lane seems to work great along with the adjacent ones on Herring Cove.
Some roads aren't designed for reversing lanes and having too many of them can be a bad thing. North Barrington sees heavy traffic flow in both directions at both rush hours so having four lanes is ideal and the current underdeveloped state of the road should make it easier (politically and economically) to widen. IMO Barrington and Robie should be the north-south arteries and such have at least four travel lanes. Quinpool and Bayers should be the east-west routes.
Just my opinion but I think these roads should have a reversing lane installed;
- Bedford Highway (Mill Cove - Bayview)
- St. Margaret's Bay (Armdale - NWA Connector)
- Dartmouth Road (Bfd Hwy - Magazine Hill)
- Victoria Road (Albro Lake - Thistle) OR Wyse Road (Albro Lake - Boland)