On June 22nd, Toronto and East York Community Council voted unanimously to a report authorizing right turn on red prohibitions at four intersections in order to install bike boxes. The report also included a fifth intersection (Bay-Bloor) where right turns on red will be prohibited when the pedestrian scramble is installed. Prohibiting right turns on reds is critical to improving both the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. It was a point of considerable committee debate when the Walking Strategy was adopted last year so we are pleased to see it moving forward now.
Final approval is required by City Council on July 6-7.
If approved by City Council, the City will be installing the bike boxes this summer.