Since 2015, I’ve championed the creation of a comprehensive strategy to improve safety on our roads. Last summer, City Council unanimously adopted Toronto’s Road Safety Plan and since then, we’ve been implementing safety improvements on streets and at intersections across the entire city.
In the coming months, we’re focusing on improving safety for seniors, our most vulnerable road users. In 2016, 86 percent of pedestrian fatalities were aged 55 and older.
With that in mind, city crews have been fast-tracking the creation of 12 Seniors Safety Zones across Toronto. These zones include improvements such as increasing walk times at traffic signals, reducing speed limits and enhancing pedestrian markings, signage and street lighting.
We’ve also got many more safety initiatives lined up, including:
- Physical engineering improvements at 16 locations
- Accessible pedestrian signal installations at 20 additional locations
- Expansion of the permanent Watch Your Speed signs at 20 additional schools
To learn more about what’s planned, check out our brand new website toronto.ca/VisionZeroTO!