The City of Toronto remains committed to its Vision Zero Road Safety plan focused on reducing traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto’s streets. This week, City Council will consider a report recommending an acceleration of the program’s implementation of enhanced pavement markings, signage, Automated Speed Enforcement, Mobile “Watch Your Speed” boards, and new awareness programs. John had initiated the “Watch Your Speed” boards as a pilot for the City in 2014 and remains committed to looking for solutions to implement local improvements. John also supported motions at Council in November:
* asking the Chief of Police to provide the necessary resources to enforce the Highway Traffic Act in Toronto’s neighbourhoods * directing the transfer of the School Crossing Guard Program from the Toronto Police Service to City staff to allow for more supervised crossing locations.
To help remind the public to slow down and to be aware, the City has also produced a new set of the popular “Please Slow Down” lawn signs that remind drivers to be careful as they travel in local neighbourhoods. You can help spread this message by picking up signs at John’s office at the North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge St) and placing it on your lawn. To request yours, e-mail us or give us a call at 416-395-6411.