A major traffic study should be undertaken on the Twin Peaks corridor to determine if there are ways to reduce speeding, red light running, and traffic accidents. Bringing the "Smart Traffic Light" systems to Twin Peaks may an option that would have the most impact during the rush hour times and allow for the Ramona, School, and Daily commute crush to move a little quicker down this major thoroughfare.
Many years ago, Poway experimented with Red Light Cameras on key intersections in the city. These camera systems were discontinued after resident uproar. With their removal, complaints of red light running, and sometimes fatal traffic accidents on busy corners have increased. It is perhaps time to take a closer look at new technologies and practices in these automated traffic control systems, and how they may be able to significantly reduce road accidents in a cost effective and socially acceptable manner.
Traffic on Poway road will continue to be impacted by the developments related to the Poway Road Specific Plan. I will work with developers and applicants in these areas to have them improve their properties in ways that are consistent with the vision laid out in the plan. This will reduce the potential impact of the traffic.
Smart street lights, which are adaptive to local traffic and coordinate their signaling patterns will start their trial phase soon in the Poway Road and Espola Road corridors and the results of these experiments will be examined. In the event that these can demonstrably reduce traffic wait times, I will push to have cost effective versions of these systems adopted along these and other congested corridors in Poway.
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