Last week, City Council approved the installation of “No Right Turn on Red” regulations at 5 downtown intersections. Prohibiting right turns on red at these intersections is required in order to install bike boxes and pedestrian scrambles, similar to those already in place at Yonge-Bloor and Yonge-Dundas.
The installation of bike boxes and the pedestrian scramble operation will increase pedestrian and cyclist safety and decrease potential collisions with right turning vehicles.
It’s the first time box boxes have been tried in Toronto. They are used broadly in several other cities and have proven to work very well. It’s exciting to see both improvements for cyclists and pedestrians moving forward.