Canadian Road Safety News Digest

‘You hesitate, you lose lives’: Toronto votes for more aggressive Vision Zero road safety plan

July 16, 2019   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Toronto Star (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

City council has voted to reboot its road-safety plan, as its first attempt failed to reduce traffic deaths.

Three years after endorsing the city’s first Vision Zero strategy aimed at eliminating road fatalities, councillors voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt Vision Zero 2.0. Under the enhanced plan, the city will reduce speed limits on dozens of arterial roads across Toronto, install more sidewalks and implement more pedestrian head-start signals, among other measures.

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