The City is working to keep traffic moving by investing in new infrastructure and technology that improves the transportation system for all road users.
Learn more on the City's website: https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/streets-parking-transportation/traffic-management/
Traffic Calming Requests
In a given year, the City receives between 50 to 100 requests for speed humps, installing more than 150 per year. If your community wants to be considered for traffic calming, there are various steps that need to be followed in order to have the City investigate the issue in a particular neighbourhood.
Speeding issues are generally addressed using the City Council approved Traffic Calming Policy (April 2002). The process is initiated by your City Council representative following a public meeting, or upon receipt of a petition signed by at least 25 per cent of affected households, or by a survey conducted by the local Councillor. When a request for traffic calming is received, staff reviews it to ensure that it meets the stipulated technical and safety requirements. After City staff has reviewed the situation, traffic calming may be installed only on streets when the results of a formal poll indicate that a minimum 50 per cent plus one of the ballots mailed to the affected households have responded and at least 60 per cent of the ballots returned are in favour of the proposal.
Please contact me if you're interested in traffic calming for your street - send an email to [email protected].
The Vision Zero Road Safety Plan is a comprehensive action plan focused on reducing traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto’s streets. The Plan prioritizes the safety of our most vulnerable road users across seven emphasis areas through a range of extensive, proactive, targeted and data driven initiatives.
The Vision Zero Road Safety Plan is a bold pledge to improve safety across our city using a data-driven and targeted approach, focusing on the locations where improvements are most needed. The Plan addresses safety for the most vulnerable users of our transportation system—pedestrians, school children, older adults and cyclists. Based on factors that contribute to serious injury and fatality crashes, the plan will also focus on aggressive and distracted driving, and safety for motorcyclists.
The City is committed to Vision Zero and accepts its fundamental message: fatalities and serious injuries on our roads are preventable, and we must strive to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries to ZERO.
Learn more on the City's website: https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/streets-parking-transportation/road-safety/vision-zero/vision-zero-plan-overview/