Letters to the Editor

Fix the jams

It’s great that Miami has a new, upgraded traffic center. However, traffic-light synchronization and timing are still major problems preventing the smooth flow of traffic, creating jams and delays.

A concrete example is Northwest 36th Street between 72nd and 97th avenues in Doral. During periods of heavy traffic in the late afternoon, the timing of some traffic lights is too short, and intersections are blocked by unruly drivers. This makes driving horrendous. This issue cannot be solved entirely by engineers behind a desk.

An evaluation needs to be done in the field by city employees actually driving along major streets and avenues and recording problems. Then engineers can come up with the proper solution.

Laurent De Jaham,