Ok, hyperbole over, it still is a problem. I am focusing on how intersections are designed.
It is a pretty standard type of intersection, you can find it all over the city at arterial to arterial road and sometimes smaller intersections. The details vary, but the usual plan is having a left turn lane, fully dedicated to left turns, which can be increased to two left turn lanes at some times. Two lanes per direction separated by a median, with a 3 metre wide multi use pathway on one side of the road and a 1.5 metre wide sidewalk on the other, with the two curbside lanes being extra wide to permit vehicular cycling and a car to overtake within the same lane. There are right turn slip lanes, with zebra crossings for pedestrians. Usually there is during peak hours an 8-15 second protected left turn stage in both directions on a road, followed by through movement and pedestrians along with left turns being allowed but being required to yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Some of the problems include left turns being allowed to yield and then go, which relies too much on human judgement for a tight situation, and has the risks associated with the yellow light, if you are trying to desperately get through the yellow, both the left turner and an oncoming vehicle would speed.
The slip lanes permit far too high speeds to yield safely at that sort of volume.
The lanes are too wide, and encourages speeding, and having wide curb lanes creates dual networking.
The sidewalk and path are too narrow, they both need to increase by at least .5 metres, with the path possibly having 4 metres, and it lacks a separate sidewalk. Plus you should be allowed to overtake on the paths, prohibited or at least discouraged by the solid yellow line.
Pedestrians lack any place to take refuge in the middle of the street if they cannot go fast enough to cross in one stage.
And bicycles have to dismount in order to cross using the pathways. Also the corner radius is very sharp. You have to slow to a crawl in order to just cross the slip lane.
There are some ways to improve it, like using a new design for the slip lane which increases the sightlines and lowers the speed, Edmonton is using this design on new implementations. You can have protected prohibited signal staging for the left turns, bicycles can have elephants feet markings and bicycle specific signals, the corner radius can be widened for the path, and median refuges can also be added for the pedestrian/bicycle crossings.
But this does not solve the fundamental flaw in the intersection design. Traffic lights should be used sparingly. And divided roads also should be used much more sparingly. Here is what I propose to be the new standard intersection for arterial to arterial (to be renamed distributors for the most part) intersections.