In my opinion, Hampstead’s latest changes to the lights on Fleet are indeed an improvement to the horrendous traffic jams caused by their ill-advised tampering with the synchronized lights. Hampstead now permits left turns (eastbound) during morning rush hour at only one intersection, Queen Mary Road. And the traffic that is now restricted to Fleet slows down in Hampstead all the way to Decarie.
Hampstead’s tampering with Fleet turns the spotlight of this east-west arterial congestion onto the long awaited synchronization along the Fleet/Van-Horne corridor. This would truly be an improvement and is long overdue from the merger years.