I'm a member of the Calgary Bikeway and Pathway Advisory Committee (CPAC) doing some research into changing leading left turn signals to make walking and biking faster for everyone.
A leading left turn signal is the flashing green arrow to allow cars to complete a left turn at the beginning of a signal cycle. Unfortunately, crosswalk users have to wait for the left turn to complete before they can start walking - this is very annoying when there are barely any cars turning left
Now don't get me wrong - there are a lot of busy intersections where this makes sense. But where there aren't enough cars... well I just I don't think a cross walk user should ever have to wait in the cold without due justification. It's also unsafe when people start to cross the road because they believe it should be their turn and it's not.
- Riverfront Ave and 4th Street SE (Langevin Bridge)
- 9th Ave and 1 St SW