Comment 115324

By JasonL (registered) | Posted December 03, 2015 at 08:25:30

another easy, quick-win would be to repaint the Queen Street Hill. Instead of crazy wide lanes and an empty painted off yellow zone down the middle (which now has the city scrambling to put up bollards, speed limit signs and huge letters on the street in an effort to stop speeding), let's narrow the lanes, shift them over to the south and add a multi-use path on the north side of the access.

Another one is again on the Claremont on the southern lane that has been closed for years. A multi-use path connecting Charlton to Rosdedene (which connects easily to Sam Lawrence Park). Claremont lanes are wider than the 401. Why do we need a full-fledged expressway connecting residential streets on the bottom with a retail district on the top?

Buffalo had ONE pedestrian killed in a park along the 198 expressway last year and immediately came out and dropped the speed limit and repainted the entire roadway with much narrower lanes to curb speeding.
We have some of the most dangerous roads in Ontario and council does nothing to improve it. Claremont would have gobs of excess space if lanes were brought down to 9-10 feet in width.

Vision Zero needs to be pushed hard on city hall. Clearly they aren't ever going to lead, so residents need to pressure them constantly.

Comment edited by JasonL on 2015-12-03 08:26:44

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