CITY OF TORONTO STEPPING UP ITS ROAD SAFETY PLAN

Since approving it back in July, the city of Toronto has had crews make changes to 14 intersections known to be dangerous for pedestrians.
In an update Thursday at Dundas and River streets, Public Works Committee Chair, Councillor Jaye Robinson, says there’s much more to be done, such as reducing speed limits at 14 other intersections and re-timing traffic lights at three dozen more intersections to give pedestrians more time to get across.
Other steps taken or to come include:
-Installing 400 new speed limit signs
-Improving line markings at 317 intersections
-Installing ‘Watch Your Speed’ signs in school zones
These are all part of the five-year plan that’ll see $80-million spent on various engineering, traffic enforcement and education measures aimed at reducing the number of deaths on city streets.
So far this year there have been 65 traffic fatalities, one more than in all of 2015.