There is probably nothing more frustrating to a driver than to take 10 or 15 minutes just to travel 10 short blocks without any traffic, but because of ill-timed signals, increasing frustration and possibly road rage.
It also makes no sense for the traffic signals to force you to slow down around schools at a.m., which they do.
Sometimes, it is the MTA that is not doing all it should do to improve local bus service such as not providing extra buses to beaches when needed, or operating too many buses not in service at the same time that overcrowded buses are bypassing stops, thus encouraging automobiles and dollar vans to create further congestion. If you want drivers to leave their car at home, then give them better options.
Don’t blame them for looking out for their own self-interest. Give them a direct bus route if a subway cannot be justified, or at least a trip that can be made by taking two bus routes or even three.
We will all be healthier breathing in fewer pollutants and we all would be better off. Now I’m not saying that bikes aren’t good exercise (that is, if you don’t get killed riding one) or that pollutants aren’t harmful. However, the automobile is not the villain, and mass transit or bicycles are not the saviors either. Yet we have those who believe that in the absence of extending subway lines or reactivating unused rights-of way, which many believe are cost prohibitive, we must greatly expand our Select Bus Service (SBS) network into any place in which we once wanted to build a subway.
Also, all streets should have their traffic lanes reduced with the addition of bike lanes, wider sidewalks and the planting of trees in the center of the street.Although the governmental organisations are putting in effort to deal with transport capacity, the majority of the citizens are demanding for more efficient performance on travel time.Otherwise, road users may face additional traffic-jam conditions that affect their value of time.In that case I would favor pedestrian malls everywhere.The truth is that traffic congestion is caused by multiple causes and here they are not in the order of importance.1- Too many cars for the roadway due to inadequate mass transit options or other reasons.2- Obstacles in the road causing a blockage and merger.The DOT believes this will improve safety, especially around school zones, by forcing everyone to start and stop.However, in reality, all it does is increase air pollution, waste gas and time, and cause cars to illegally speed up just catch two green signals in a row, which would be otherwise impossible, thereby increasing danger not reducing it.With the increasing population the problem of traffic control has become very acute in almost all the big cities in Pakistan.The increase in traffic has also increased the number of traffic accidents and our roads are growing dangerous day by day.These can be any of the following:3- Traffic signals out of sync many times on purpose or occasionally when the computers are malfunctioning.4- Inadequate green time5- Too many pedestrians crossing not permitting cars to turn6- Too many trucks on the road due to inadequate rail freight opportunities7- Overdevelopment in areas where the mass transit system is already overcrowded and the road system is inadequate. Sometimes it is the driver who insists on driving his car even if mass transit makes more sense. People usually tend to do what makes the most sense for them.If driving will save them 20 minutes or a half hour, and they can afford the parking, that’s what they will do. Sometimes DOT is to blame by purposely making the signals out of sync (turning your signal green and the following red at the same time forcing you to just miss it).