In the past few years, older adults have made up over 80% of all pedestrian fatalities in the City. Over the coming months, the surrounding areas designated as Senior Safety Zones will be retrofitted with new safety signs, enhanced pavement markings, and extended pedestrian walk times at traffic signals. The list of locations was determined through data analysis giving priority to locations where seniors live, where the fatal and serious injury collisions involving seniors have occurred and with consideration to the road classification.
Each ward within the City will be receiving at least one Senior Safety Zone. In Ward 14, Bonar-Parkdale Senior Citizen Non-Profit Housing Corp. (240 Dunn Ave) has been selected.
Please see the below for more information on the 2018 Senior Safety Zones program of the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan:RBROWNE_VisionZero_TorontoRoadSafetyPlan_Seniors_v6_June1_2018
Read the Toronto Star article here: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/06/18/rooming-house-pilot-aims-to-give-parkdale-tenants-fighting-chance.html
Listen to The Exchange with Matt Gurney on Global News Radio 640 Toronto here: https://omny.fm/shows/the-exchange-with-matt-gurney/toronto-councillor-pushes-for-parkdale-rooming-hou