Too fast, too furious? Local residents want the city to slow speeding traffic on Avenue Road by turning part of it into a park

After years of pushing the city to make Avenue Road safer and getting few results, a group of local residents have unveiled their own designs they say would transform the street from an urban speedway cutting through their neighbourhood into a tree-lined pedestrian-friendly boulevard.

The Avenue Road Safety Coalition says the current six-lane design of Avenue between St. Clair Avenue West and Bloor Street West encourages speeding and endangers pedestrians.