ARSC has a solution.
Go HERE to read media coverage in The Star
Avenue Road is not safe for pedestrians.
Cars go too fast and sidewalks are too narrow.
Wider sidewalks and slower speeds are the answer.
On September 29th, local residents gathered for a (socially distanced) press conference in Jay Macpherson Green to bring to light concerns about the safety of Avenue Road for pedestrians and cyclists.
AVENUE ROAD SAFETY COALITION
Video to learn more about the issues.
Thursday, October 15, 2020: The motion that Councillors Mike Layton and Josh Matlow presented the Avenue Road Pedestrian Safety Improvement Pilot Project to the members of the Toronto and East York Community Council meeting was approved.
More info and link to watch the Committee HERE.
Thanks to Councillor Mike Layton and Councillor Josh Matlow and Members of the Community Council and the 21 Organizations who support the goals of WIDER SIDEWALKS on Avenue Road (St.Clair to Bloor).
There is STILL WORK TO DO !
You can support this goal by writing to the Members of the Toronto and East York Community Council using the direct link: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Please tell them this problem needs more than sympathy
– ask them to approve a temporary installation to widen the sidewalks along Avenue Road NOW!
– point out that it is possible as demonstrated with the COVID-19 widening of sidewalks for cafes and
– this pilot can serve as a study for more permanent solutions.
The aim of the Avenue Road Safety Coalition is to encourage the city to set up a pilot project that would widen Avenue Road sidewalks between St.Clair Avenue West and Bloor Street West. This goal is supported by these 21 Toronto-wide organizations.
- 8 80 Cities
- ABC Residents Association
- Amica Senior Lifestyles
- Annex Residents’ Association
- Bells on Bloor
- Brentwood Towers Tenants Association
- Brown Junior Public School and Parent Council
- Church of the Redeemer
- Clark Faber Fiksel LLP
- Cottingham Junior Public School and Parent Council
- Cottingham Square Residents Association
- Cycle Toronto Midtown
- De La Salle College “Oaklands”
- Deer Park Residents Group
- Friends and Families for Safe Streets
- ISKCON Toronto – Hare Krishna Temple
- Pears on the Avenue Condo Residents
- Rathnelly Area Residents Association
- Clare MultiFaith Housing Society
- Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition
- Walk Toronto
We thank these organizations who are supporting the Avenue Road Safety Coalition’s goal to widen the dangerously narrow sidewalks.