Toronto drivers not being punished for making streets unsafe, critics say It doesn’t take a radar gun to see that plenty of drivers on Avenue Rd. are speeding.

Albert Koehl says all you have to do is stand on a corner to realize that, despite a posted limit of 50 kilometres per hour, many motorists use the six-lane arterial road that cuts through residential areas north of Bloor St. “as a speedway.”

The high speeds and narrow sidewalks make Avenue Rd. “a frightening place to be,” said Koehl, the vice-chair of the Annex Residents’ Association.