Jul 23, 2013
By Jane Brown
Toronto mayor Rob Ford begins painting the town “red” today. The City of Toronto is starting a pilot project to give drivers a better understanding of parking vilations by marking the curbs where they can’t stop or stand in bright red paint. Nine curbs have been selected for Toronto’s painting pilot including two curbs on the north and south side of the crosswalk on Armoury Street, which are already painted red. Other spots include areas of University Avenue, Spadina Avenue, and John Street. Mayor Ford is scheduled to kick off the project with a press conference today on University Avenue. This is not a new idea. Painted curbs as a way to convey parking regulations have been widely used in many U.S. cities including Chicago.