British Columbia·Citizen Shane

4-way stop baffles Burnaby drivers

CBC's Shane Foxman finds a four-way fiasco at one intersection in Burnaby, B.C.

City may have to invest in expensive solution after simpler technology proves to be too complex

What will the city do since drivers can't seem to properly use this four-way stop intersection? CBC's Citizen Shane reports 5:26

CBC's Shane Foxman has uncovered a four-way fiasco at one problematic intersection in Burnaby, B.C.

Residents of the area told CBC News that on many occasions they've almost been hit trying to cross the street at Smith Avenue and Kincaid Street.

One of them was so concerned after seeing a neighbour get hit by an errant driver he decided to start a petition to ask the city to do something to fix traffic at the intersection.

"We hung out at the intersection of and Kincaid and Smith for a little over an hour, and it was absolutely amazing what we saw," said CBC's Shane Foxman.

As CBC News interviewed pedestrians and one Burnaby city councillor at the problem crossing, car after car just rolled through without stopping.

So what will the City of Burnaby do?

It sounds as though a new stoplight installation, which will cost over $200,000, will have to go in. Nothing else the city has tried so far has worked.

Google Maps: Kincaid St and Smith Ave., Burnaby


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With files from the CBC's Jeff Harrington

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