In a word, no. Mayor Tory and Public Works Chair Jaye Robinson got lambasted when they proposed to lower street deaths by only 20% (!!!) over 10 years (!!!), so now they are saying “oh yeah, we meant, um, we don’t want *any* street deaths, and in 5 years”
But do they budget any money to eliminating street deaths? Of course not. These are the people who are throwing away a BILLION dollars on a section of elevated highway that basically no one uses, but can’t find a few million to keep people (mainly people not in cars) from dying on the streets.
These politicians are pretty transparent when it comes to what they think we want our tax dollars used for, and they are DEAD WRONG.
Our next election is only 2 years away…
When the plan was first introduced it called for a 20 per cent reduction in fatal and serious injury collisions in the next 10 years — a goal many advocates and politicians lambasted as being far too timid.
Coun. Jaye Robinson, who is spearheading the road safety motion, along with the mayor, quickly changed that goal; the proposal has now been amended to aim for zero fatalities.