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April 24, 2007
City of Toronto Act allows City to develop a Toronto model for traffic calming consultation and approval process
  
City Council has approved changes to the City’s Traffic Calming Policy that will allow the City to develop a Toronto model for public consultation and participation in traffic calming proposals. The new policy is the first example of the City of Toronto Act (COTA) enabling the City to develop a made-in-Toronto model that ensures both timely service delivery, and effective public input on public safety measures.

“This is the first example of COTA working for the City, and its residents, to make Toronto’s neighbourhoods safer,” said Mayor David Miller. “The new COTA powers allow the City to develop made-in-Toronto models for service delivery that continue to build on the City’s long-standing record of public consultation - a win-win for the City and residents.”

The new City of Toronto Act removes the onerous notification requirements mandated by the province, and gives the City the opportunity to develop its own model to facilitate the consultation and approval process to implement various traffic calming measures. By streamlining traffic calming approval applications, the new Traffic Calming Policy engages residents and contributes to the safety of Toronto’s streets.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Stuart Green, Deputy Communications Director, Mayor’s Office, 416-338-7119
Gary Welsh, General Manager, Transportation Services, 416-392-8431


 

 

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