Transportation

Road Safety Plan

Toronto City Council unanimously endorsed the five-year Road Safety Plan with the vision to reduce the number of road fatalities and serious injuries to zero.  A report on the subject noted a recent trend to more traffic-related fatalities involving pedestrians, cyclists and older adults.  Among the motions adopted as part of this agenda item, is the plan to create Pedestrian Safety Corridors, School Safety Zones and Senior Safety Zones featuring reduced speed limits, improved pavement markings, signage and signal timing adjustments to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Safety Topics

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Spring Safety Campaign

The City of Toronto has produced lawn signs that encourage motorists to slow down when travelling on residential streets. Residents are invited to use these in their neighbourhoods. The signs are available through your local councillor.

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Red Light Cameras

Red Light Cameras are here to stay.  In August 2004, the Provincial Government passed legislation allowing municipalities to operate red light cameras indefinitely.

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Watch Your Speed Program (WYSP)

The Watch Your Speed program uses large signs to show motorists the speed their vehicles are traveling and to get them to slow down. The program has been expanded by the City of Toronto to operate all year round.

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Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

Transportation Services has developed a new series of bumper magnets to help remind drivers to watch out for our most vulnerable road users, and that they don’t have the benefit of all the safety features those behind the wheel might have.

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Stay Alert/Stay Safe

The City of Toronto encourages pedestrians, drivers and cyclists to be more aware of others as they travel on our streets. This is especially important during the fall and winter seasons with reduced daylight hours. Statistics show that, at that time of the year, there is an increase in collisions involving pedestrians.

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Toronto Bicycle/Motor-Vehicle Collision Study

An analysis of all the motor-vehicle collisions involving cyclists that were reported to Police during a two-year period (1997-98), highlighting some of the the factors involved in the most frequent types of car/bike collisions.

Road Safety Tips

While the City of Toronto encourages and promotes all road users to obey the rules of the road, pedestrians, cyclists and drivers will also benefit from following some basic safety tips while on our roadways.

Please note, our Pedestrian Crossover Safety video is currently being updated to reflect the recent regulatory changes to the Highway Traffic Act concerning pedestrian crossovers and school crossings.  Please follow the link below for more information:

New rules at pedestrian crossovers and school crossings

Collision Summary Leaflets

These leaflets present analyses of collisions showing relevant facts and trends.
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