Sep 26, 2016

By Bob Komsic

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You may not think so sitting at one of them, but the city of Toronto is making changes to the top 10 busiest intersections in an effort to keep vehicles moving safely.
As part of the second phase of its congestion management plan, the city’s making changes to 10 ”hotspots”.
City staff used third-party traffic data to identify them.
Mayor John Tory says ”the number one priority for Toronto residents is their ability to move around this city quickly and safely.  Targeting these intersections will common sense solutions is a low-cost, high-impact initiative to get people moving while ensuring public safety.”
The measures include re-timing traffic signals during peak periods, turn restrictions, left-turn advance green, increasing the length of green lights, and including a closed circuit TV camera.
The top 10 ‘hotspot’ intersections are, in no particular order, 
Victoria Park Avenue and Finch East
Kingston Road and Lawrence East
Yonge and Finch
Yonge and Sheppard
Don Mills Road and O’Connor Drive
Carlaw Avenue and Eastern Avenue
Bloor Street and Parliament Avenue
St. Clair and Mount Pleasant Avenue
Lawrence Avenue and Black Creek Drive
Eglinton and Martin Grove Road
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