Call for All-Way Stop at Wicks/Knowles
4:14p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Despite the traffic folks at Ajax Planning & Development in 2019 declining our request for the intersection of Wicks Dr at Horton St/Knowles St be made into an All-Way Stop, we continue to feel that this request should be reconsidered.
On a daily basis, I watch traffic speed along Wicks in both directions almost causing collisions sometimes several times, especially in the mornings. With the no left turn onto Wicks from Hwy 2 in the morning rush, people use Knowles then Wicks as a short cut to the 401. This causes a lot of chaos on Wicks and especially at this intersection.
I believe due to the speed and volume of traffic at this intersection it’s only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt. Certainly, if the Dec 2020 application to build a 25-story rental apartment tower on Kingston road opposite the Wicks junction is approved, traffic and pedestrian congestion at this junction during peak periods will be even more intense.
The transportation technologist, in Ajax Planning & Development, informed the Watch that their review of our request for the intersection of Wicks Dr at Horton St/Knowles St be made into an All-Way Stop has been completed. Their conclusion was that, regrettably, this intersection does NOT meet the criteria "in the warrant" for an all-way stop.