City council voted on a proposal to increase the speed limit on part of Bayview Ave. from 50 km/hr to 60 km/hr – reversing a speed limit reduction that was part of Toronto’s Road Safety Plan – on December 8, 2017. However, increased speed limit signs were posted on Bayview before the measure was approved by council, as noted in several photographs taken by witnesses.
Walk Toronto has written to Barbara Gray, General Manager, Transportation Services for the City of Toronto to seek an explanation as to why these signs were posted before the change was approved by council, contrary to proper democratic procedure..
Walk Toronto also asks what measures Transportation Services is taking to address the amendment directing Transportation Services to implement pedestrian safety measures on Bayview Ave.
- Read Walk Toronto’s letter to Barbara Grey (PDF)
- Read Walk Toronto’s communication to City Council asking it to reject the speed limit increase on Bayview (PDF)
- Read the reply Walk Toronto received from Transportation Services (PDF)
- Read Walk Toronto’s reply to the response from Transportation Services (PDF)