Road Safety Improvements on Niagara Street
As a City, we must prioritize and accelerate measures to make our streets safe and accessible for all road users, especially pedestrians and cyclists.
In 2015, Toronto and East York Community Council directed that all roads within the district classified as local streets be reduced to a 30 km/h speed limit. Despite its local residential character, Niagara Street is technically classified as a collector roadway, and as a result the speed limit remained at 40 km/h.
In order to address this and improve safety on Niagara Street, I introduced a motion at the October meeting of Community Council to reduce the speed limit to 30 km/h. Additionally, at the December Community Council meeting, I introduced a motion to install speed humps on Niagara Street between Bathurst Street and King Street West.
I would like to thank all of the residents who initiated and signed petitions to implement these safety measures in our community.