Will the Public Works Committee have the political cahones to actually follow the principles adopted with Vision Zero Toronto to stop traffic deaths on the streets, or just continue to be a stooge of auto-centric planning?
The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation has released a toolkit empowering people to make streets in their neighbourhoods safer.
Focused specifically on improving safety near schools, the guide advises people how to identify problem areas, who to contact about them and how to make change. It comes complete with email templates for inviting local councillors to a meeting, a sample traffic-calming petition and a list of local organizations campaigning for safer streets.
Next week, the city’s public works committee will consider new guidelines for complete streets, which give more consideration to vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists, as well as seniors, children, and people with disabilities.