April 21, 2016
City of Toronto asks road users to take extra care on roads in residential neighbourhoods

The City of Toronto is urging all road users – pedestrians, cyclists and drivers – to be extra careful on roads in residential neighbourhoods. Awareness of one another is especially important with spring here and more people walking and cycling on local streets.

The City has produced lawn signs reminding motorists to drive carefully as they travel in local neighbourhoods. The signs feature two children playing and the message "Please slow down." The signs are available to residents through their local City councillor (http://bit.ly/1CwEd8X).

"Everyone needs to be aware of their surroundings at all times because road safety is everyone's responsibility," said Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25 Don Valley West), Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

More information about the signs and their placement is available at http://www.toronto.ca/transportation.

City staff are currently working on a road safety plan that will be presented to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in early summer. The plan's goal is to identify potential safety initiatives that can be implemented to help reduce transportation- related deaths and serious injuries on Toronto's roads.

Among the key issues being addressed in the plan are safety for seniors and school children, pedestrian and cyclist safety, and the problems of aggressive and distracted driving.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Media Contacts:

Steve Johnston