During my time working at KLIN I’ve run into a number of people who seem to believe that Lincoln isn’t the most convenient city to navigate by car. Some blame it on the lack of a bypass, some on the lack of major north/south thoroughfare, others, the quality of the drivers in this town. Honestly, this has never been something that’s really bothered me all that much, but it’s clear the sentiment is out there.
That said, probably the most complained-about element about the ease of traveling this town has to do, in one way or another, with traffic signals. It may be that there are too many of them, that they’re not timed correctly, that the green arrows last too short or too long, etc. In light of this consistent angst, we thought it was time we do something about it, so Jack & John have embarked on a mission to find Lincoln’s most annoying traffic signals. Whether it’s the one that’s red for 3 minutes every day on your morning commute or the one that’s timed so poorly the left-turn lane has cars backed up a half-mile.
After we compile our list of suggestions, we’re actually going to go out and scout all of the locations, to determine Lincoln’s most annoying traffic signal(s), and after our analysis, we’re actually going to talk to the folks in traffic operations in the city to find out just why those signals are so annoying, and if anything can be done about them.
We could still use more suggestions, as we’ll be doing our scouting trips this week, so feel free to email them into us at JackandJohn@klin.com or list them in the comments below.
In case you were curious, a few we’ve already heard about: 9th/10th & South, 27th & Sheridan, 40th & Yankee Hill, 1st & O and the left turn lane at 84th & Cornhusker. Now it’s your chance to vent.