Traffic light woes in the City

I am just going to get right to the point.

I am fed up with the timing of the traffic lights in Red Deer as well as the recent placement of two new sets. Driving the speed limit only seems to penalize a person more.

I’ve driven around many cities, large and small, and Red Deer is by far the worst. Ten kilometres should not take half an hour to drive in a city this size especially when it’s during a low traffic period of the day.

My second issue is with the lights on the corner of 30th Ave. and 67th St.

Can someone please explain why the existing intersection wasn’t good enough?

It seems to me that designing Clearview Ridge so that it only had three exits and using the existing set of lights on the corner would have been far cheaper and less of a hindrance to traffic flow than building two new sets.

We all have enough stress in our lives as it is, why do the City planners insist on adding to it?

Jules Ignas

Red Deer