Mayor John Tory open to lowering speed limits in Toronto

Globe and Mail (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

Toronto Mayor John Tory has signalled he is open to broad-based reductions in speed limits on the city’s major roads and more red-light cameras, indicating that he will ask staff for a report looking at ways to reduce the number of pedestrian deaths.

The move by Mr. Tory comes nearly three years after the city introduced a Vision Zero road safety plan aimed at eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries. Municipal politicians have added funding to the plan several times, but critics say it has not brought about a meaningful change in the number of people being hurt and killed. According to a Globe and Mail tally, 46 pedestrians and cyclists were fatally struck in Toronto last year, six more than in 2017.

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