Fort at OB Junction is now worse off since the reduction to 1 through lane. That's the problem, they are attacking these arterial routes and creating pinch points all over. Its not uncommon to have to wait 2-3 light cycles at that single light now which means more idling traffic, impacted buses etc. If you want to close off or reduce certain roads to create cycling corridors then you need to leave other routes alone.
Are you referring to the bike lane they created on Fort St headed westbound? I live right by there and have never had to wait two cycles, let alone three. MAYBE two during rush hour? And that bike lane was needed. My partner, who works at VGH, wasn't comfortable biking home from work because of that intersection, but since the improvements were made she says it's made it far less stressful and manageable for her.