Have the people who program the traffic lights on the east side of Vancouver ever driven in the area? I doubt it. Specifically, from westbound Mill Plain Boulevard turning south onto Lieser Road, eastbound Fourth Plain Boulevard turning north onto Northeast 104th Avenue, and southbound Andresen Road turning east onto Burton Road, are horrible examples of traffic light programming. On a recent morning, I waited for over two minutes on Fourth Plain, and again on Andresen Road, trying to turn left. I waited on Fourth Plain while cars were still at least a half-mile away.
At many intersections, lights start to blink yellow after the “initial rush” of traffic clears. Why can’t this be done at more intersections? People talk about wasting fuel — well, here is a good reason why!