Traffic - blame cars not cyclists

Stuck in traffic in your car? Blame motorists, not cyclists or pedestrians

My heart goes out to the reporter on this story; spending four hours in a car in Toronto’s hellish rush hour is not for the faint of heart. She cites several causes of our ever-worsening traffic woes, including her observations that “pandemic-era boons to city life, like CaféTO and more protected bike lanes, have reduced the amount of space for drivers.”

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School Zone sign

Back to school safety

It’s Back to School time and the Avenue Road Safety Coalition is sharing “Back to School” Safety Tips to ensure that everyone has a safe school year.

As the summer ends and the new school year starts, the traffic on our roads gets back to normal levels. People will be walking, cycling and driving to school.  The Avenue Road Safety Coalition would like to share the following “Back to School” Safety Tips and how to travel and share our roads safely with all road users.

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Yonge Street - complete street pilot

ActiveTO Midtown Complete Street Pilot Monitoring Report

The City of Toronto recently published the results of their report analyzing the data they have collected to help evaluate the Midtown Complete Street Pilot.  There has been NO increased traffic Avenue Road as a result of the Yonge Street Pilot.

The report summarizes Vehicle travel time data and Vehicle, Bicycle and Pedestrian counts from May 2021 to June 2022 in an easy to read charts and pictographs.

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Traffic calming

Toronto drivers hit 3 pedestrians in 3 hours

On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, three collisions involving pedestrians all occurred in Toronto in less than three hours, in broad daylight. “More must be done now to make Toronto’s roads …

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Yonge Street bike lane pilot data results

Newly released data by the City of Toronto on a pilot project thatbrought bike lanes and more patios to a midtown portion of YongeStreet shows an increase in cycling activity …

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