A pedestrian-only street, a city-spanning bike lane from Etobicoke to Scarborough and automated cameras to bust illegal left-turners – all those and more innovative schemes are about to hit the city council agenda as transportation planners experiment with low-cost ways to ease Toronto’s congested traffic.
“What we’re trying to do, it requires a public mind shift,” Mr. McPhail said yesterday in an interview. “The public out there has to realize that the way they’ve been travelling historically … just cannot continue.”
Works committee chairman Glenn De Baeremaeker, an avid cyclist and key ally of Mayor David Miller, said the report would win council’s support.
“To me it’s a revolutionary document that’s going to be the transportation bible for the next decade,” Mr. De Baeremaeker said.
Instead of crossing your fingers and hoping for the best, I encourage you to contact the Public Secretariat and all the members of the Works Committee and let them know you want them to make Toronto more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly.
Councillors on the Works Committee
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