Q&A - We Need a Left Turn Lane
I am frustrated !!
Our Mobile Home Park needs a left turn lane off Casorso road in Kelowna BC.
Casorso Road is a reasonable volume road with connections to schools, shopping centers, churches, residences, and other normal destinations.
As it passes by our 130 home park, very dangerous traffic activity occurs at the main entrance/exit.
I have been lobbying Kelowna City Hall traffic engineers to provide a left turn lane in the center of Casorso road, entering our Park. They claim that there is not enough traffic to warrant this request. Therefor refusing to provide a recommendation to Council.
My wife and I experienced a near death happening when we were walking into the entrance. A car was trying to turn off Casorso, travelling at the usual over the posted speed. We jumped into the ditch and watched at least 5 vehicles play "who cares?"
This has caused us to try to get a marked left turn lane at the entrance to our Park. City Hall traffic engineers have said no as they claim we do not have enough traffic to warrant our request. Why? How many vehicles does it take to kill one person? How much money is a human being worth?
At what point does traffic engineers act on a very necessary action. Before or after the death of a human being?