BUILDING SAFE STREETS

Safety of the residents in Ward 25 is very important to me as your City Councillor.  In 2019, I supported an accelerated implementation of the City's Vision Zero road safety plan, focused on expanding the mandate to include street redesign and implementation of technology to better share our roads with all users.

Accelerated Implementation of Vision Zero

 

The City of Toronto is making significant capital investment towards improving pedestrian safety in Scarborough. In our neighbourhood, this means accelerating the installation of mid-block crossings. Forty-four percent of pedestrians killed or seriously injured in Scarborough occur when pedestrians cross mid-block. Our community is one-step closer to the installation of a traffic signal at Lawrence Avenue East and Meadowvale Road.  With overwhelming support from both the CCRA and members of our community, Scarborough Community Council unanimously adopted staff recommendations to install the traffic signal.  I am committed to continue advocating this signal be installed as soon as possible, and look forward to seeing the installation sometime in 2021.

 

Implementation: Automated Speed Enforcement

As of March 1, the City of Toronto has finished installation of all Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) systems across our City, these cameras will begin ticketing on April 1, 2020.  ASE is an automated system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to detect and capture images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit. 

Each image is reviewed by a Provincial Offence Officer and tickets are issued to the owners of the vehicle, regardless of who was driving.  Upon conviction, the only penalty is a fine – no demerit points will be issued nor will the registered owners driving record be impacted.

The goal of the ASE program is to alter driver behaviour to decrease speeding and increase safety. This program will work in tandem with other methods and strategies, including engineering measures, education initiatives and traditional police enforcement.

                                                                              

Currently there are 50 locations selected through a data-driven approach that considers speed and collision data. These 50 ASE systems are placed in Community Safety Zones near schools, but will continue to move across the City each quarter – to see the map and learn more about these safety zones view the map at www.toronto.ca/ase.

 

Let's Stay In-Touch

 

A reminder that our new office is now open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday at 4630 Kingston road, Unit#20.  We are also available via phone 416- 338-3771 – looking forward to seeing you in the neighbourhood!

Sincerely,

Jennifer McKelvie

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