Traffic confusion

Saanich has converted the westbound curb lane on Lansdowne to a right-turn-only lane between Foul Bay and Richmond

I’m trying to figure out why Saanich has converted the westbound curb lane on Lansdowne to a right-turn-only lane between Foul Bay and Richmond.  This makes absolutely no sense considering the amount of vehicle traffic from Camosun and UVic that use the road.

How much westbound traffic turns north on Richmond from Foul Bay? To make matters even more congested, the westbound traffic light at Richmond has no left turn priority arrow. Traffic will be lined up in that single lane awaiting vehicles ahead wanting to turn south on Richmond.

We are trying to save the environment from carbon monoxide pollution and this inane idea will only increase it. If whichever municipality insists on this then may I suggest making that one lane a no-left-turn southbound on Richmond.

William Jesse

 

Oak Bay