Sign at Kartik Saini memorial ride: "A cyclist was killed here last week"

‘Our family is shattered’: Relatives mourn death of Sheridan College student at dangerous Toronto intersection

Kartik Saini, 20, died after being struck and dragged by a pickup at St. Clair Avenue and Yonge Street on Wednesday afternoon.

Parveen Saini says his family has “lost everything” after his 20-year-old nephew Kartik Saini, an international student from India, was struck and killed by a pickup truck driver making an apparent illegal right turn on Wednesday in Toronto.

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Avenue Road proposed linear park rendering

New proposal would turn part of high-speed Toronto road into a linear park

A group of concerned citizens and an architecture firm are proposing to create a new linear park along Avenue Road to improve walkability and safety.

The proposal calls for the stretch of Avenue between Bloor Avenue West and St. Clair Avenue West to be reduced from six lanes of traffic down to four, which would allow for sidewalks to be widened 240 per cent from their current width and accommodate 500 new trees.

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Wider Sidewalks Now Poster

Local group wants city to act now and change Avenue Road

According to a traffic study that was conducted before the pandemic, the 2.1-kilometre stretch of Avenue Road carries 30,000 vehicles per day, and 85 per cent of drivers exceed the 50 km/h speed limit. Compounding the problem is that the sidewalks are less than two metres wide.

The only stretch of Avenue Road that hasn’t been altered is the part the Avenue Road Safety Coalition is representing.

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Speed camera over road

Toronto’s photo radar cameras are catching thousands of speeders, so why doesn’t the city add more?

By all accounts Toronto’s 50 photo-radar cameras are doing their job — issuing 22,000 tickets in just one month this summer. But the city says there are currently no plans to acquire more, and that has road safety advocates wondering why…

“Cars go fast, governments go slow,” said Albert Koehl, coordinator with the Avenue Road Safety Coalition. He points out that 50 cameras for the entire city is just one camera for approximately every 100 kilometres of road.

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Fixing Avenue Road

SpacingTORONTO: The car wins on Avenue Road. It always does. The pattern of valuing the convenience of drivers over everything else has been fixed since 1959, when the city chopped …

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