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Old 06-30-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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Remember when the mayor when on a big campaign to sync major arterial street lights a short while back?

How come one can't go down Lincoln/Sepulveda on the west side without hitting every to every other red light? I've noticed it on other supposedly synced major thoroughfares in the city as well.

It's more than a little annoying to sit at said red lights looking up at a little blue sign which reads "Signal Sync" and an arrow pointing forward. How hard is it to time traffic lights? Seriously, the city spent millions of dollars on this. I suppose they determined that people might actually stop running red lights and the city would miss out on additional revenue if people found out that maintaining the speed limit would result in avoiding them.

I'm reminded of his big publicity play to fill a zillion (or something) potholes. There are more potholes now on the city's streets than anytime I can remember.

This is one of those little things that help add up to a cumulative negative perception of the people running the city.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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Remember when the mayor when on a big campaign to sync major arterial street lights a short while back?

How come one can't go down Lincoln/Sepulveda on the west side without hitting every to every other red light? I've noticed it on other supposedly synced major thoroughfares in the city as well....
Don't get me started... This is one of the most frustrating things about the traffic here.

In many other major cities, the lights function sequentially such that the flow of traffic maintains.

Not here. Here -- you get the green, then approach the next block light turning red... nice.

The city is probably utilizing some archaic traffic pattern algorithm and is either too cash-strapped and/or (probably both) inept to deal with today's traffic...
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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It costs money to do and keep up. CA is broke, and it's just one of the things being neglected.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:49 PM
 
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Does it have to cost a lot? Couldn't it simply be done by setting timers in order?
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