The Road Safety Plan
Earlier this year Council unanimously endorsed a five-year Road Safety Plan with the goal of reducing the number of road fatalities and serious injuries to zero. A report noted the recent trend of more traffic-related fatalities involving pedestrians, cyclists, and older adults. Among motions adopted as part of this agenda item is a proposal to ask the Ministry of Transportation to consider re-introducing automated speed enforcement and a proposal for improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists by creating zones with reduced speed limits, improved pavement markings, and signal-timing adjustments.
Ward 14 roads that have been reduced from 50km/h to 40km/h include:
Bloor Street West, between Keele Street and Yonge Street
Dundas Street West, between Humberside Avenue and Yonge Street
Queen Street West, between Roncesvalles Avenue and Yonge Street.
A link to all the roads that will be lowered could be found here: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-94204.pdf
The report to the Road Safety Plan could be found here: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.PW14.1
Transportation Staff have been asked to look into whether Parkside Drive could receive the same treatment.
30 KM sign installations on residential streets complete
Toronto and East York Community Council has approved reducing the speed limit on all local roads to 30 km/h. The changes to Ward 14 speed limit signs should begin by fall 2016. This is a great first step forward in creating safer streets for our neighbourhoods. More information on the reduction to 30km/h is available at http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-81204.pdf
Toronto is growing quickly and it’s time to have a conversation about our financial sustainability. Do you have ideas about how the City of Toronto can manage expenses, raise revenue and make the most of its assets? Then we need to hear from you!
Share your thoughts on these important issues and help shape the City’s Long-Term Financial Plan, a report that will guide financial decision-making and will benefit you and all residents for years to come.
So tell us:
- What kind of city do you want to live in?
- What services matter most to you?
- What would you suggest to generate revenue for the City?
Come to a consultation meeting; we’re holding four of them across the city from December 5 to 8. Check out www.investinginto.ca for times/locations and to register to attend. Live webcasts of the meetings will be available on the website for those who cannot attend in person, along with learning and background materials and the online survey.
Public meeting details:
- Monday, December 5, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Rd.
- Tuesday, December 6, Chinese Cultural Centre, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E.
- Wednesday, December 7, Mitchell Field Community Centre, 89 Church Ave.
- Thursday, December 8, Toronto Reference Library (Epic Hall), 789 Yonge St.
To keep Toronto strong and vibrant, there are some key issues that require attention, including transit, housing, investment in poverty reduction, and social cohesion. City Council has adopted economic, social and environmental strategies that can lead Toronto forward. A Long-Term Financial Plan will ultimately present options and create a roadmap to achieve long-term financial sustainability through multi-year expenditure and revenue strategies while supporting the City’s ability to fund its city-building and policy aspirations
Additional background can be found in these reports:
- City of Toronto Long-Term Financial Direction Update – http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.EX20.1
- The City of Toronto’s Immediate and Longer-term Revenue Strategy Direction – http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.EX20.2
- Asset Optimization Review – Toronto Hydro Corporation and Toronto Parking Authority – http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.EX20.3
Let’s work together to build the city we all want!