Community group calls on city to widen sidewalks and reduce speeds on Avenue Road
A community group is calling on the city to make a stretch of Avenue Road immediately safer for pedestrians.
The Avenue Road Safety Coalition, made up of residents’ associations and school parent councils, wants the city to set up a pilot project by the end of the year that would widen sidewalks on Avenue Road between St. Clair Avenue West and Bloor Street West.
According to the coalition, a 2.1-kilometre stretch of Avenue Road is a six-lane street that is hostile to pedestrians and cyclists. The coalition wants the speed limit lowered to 40 kilometres per hour.
The sidewalks on this stretch are “dangerously narrow,” the coalition says.