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Friday, 21 June 2019 13:55

Proposal to reduce Speed limits in BIA, Scarborough, City

From the Toronto Star:

Toronto mayor vows pedestrian safety plan will save lives. Advocates say it’s too timid

Toronto’s second attempt at a “Vision Zero” plan to stop the alarming number of pedestrian and cyclist deaths on city streets is getting a lukewarm reception from safety advocates.

Mayor John Tory called city staff proposals for “Vision Zero 2.0” — replacing a three-year-old plan that failed to reduce deaths — “a significant step forward,” at a Thursday news conference in Scarborough, where a disproportionate number of “vulnerable road users” died last year.

The new data-driven plan, with a main thrust of reducing speed limits on roads across the city, will be “a significant change that is going to make a big difference in saving lives,” of pedestrians and cyclists, Tory told reporters.

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