- Ministry of Transportation
Two all-way-stop signs were added today(February 1, 2012) to Kirby road. The adjacent roads are Ravineview and Foot Hills.
Even before signs were installed today (February 1, 2012) the traffic on Kirby was very heavy, especially during rush hour. Now its just unbearable: there is way to go by Teston road through from Keele to Dufferin (and back), everyone have to go to Kirby or MacKenzie. MacKenzie is pretty much a parking lot during rush hour, so obvious choice is (was before stop signs) Kirby. Because of those two all way stop signs thousands of cars have to stop (every one of them) during rush hour for no particular reason.
Its obvious that Kirby is the main road (compared to Ravineview and Foot Hills, where all way stop was installed). Rabineviwe and Foot Hills are very minor / local roads, because of them its unreasonable to stop all the traffic that goes on Kirby. These two all way stop signs DON'T SOLVE the problem, but rather worsening it.
Stopping every every car on obvious main road is ABSURD and (sorry) boarding insanity. There are WAY TOO MANY all way stop signs on Canadian roads to add more and more.
If you don't remove it, I expect to see stop signs on Yonge, Bathurst and Dufferin and ultimately on 404, 407, 401 and 400 highways in a few years (this is how bad it is).
We, the undersigned, call on the Ministry of Transportation, and the Highway commission of Ontario to remove the all-way-Stop signs described above from Kirby road.
This will let traffic to get through and will still allow local cars to enter and exit.
Please heed the call and make reasonable decision, it's not reasonable to stop thousands of cars for no reason during rush hour.
The 2 all way stop signs on Kirby between Dufferin and Keele petition to Ministry of Transportation was written by Stan Shapiro and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.