I’m sure everyone has noticed that traffic basically comes to a standstill at many major intersections and now with the new shopping center being built at Friant Road between Fresno Street and Audubon Drive, it has gotten even worse. Why? The traffic lights are not timed!
Why can’t we time the lights in the city? It’s simple: money! Well, I don’t care! If you consider how much money we are losing because we are getting less gas mileage by getting stuck at all the lights, we might actually save money in the long run.
I would like to see at least one candidate (either mayoral and/or City Council) next year bring this up as an issue and promise to get this done, once and for all. If anyone does, they will have my vote (and I’m sure a lot of others as well). I will gladly pay my fair share in extra taxes if it means cleaning up our traffic mess.