“Leading mayoral candidates John Tory and Jennifer Keesmaat are both pledging support for a variety of road safety measures, including the possibility of reduced speed limits, according to new election survey results provided exclusively to CBC Toronto.
There is also a high level support for building safer streets among candidates for council, though many incumbents outside the city’s core never responded to the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation’s #BuildTheVisionTO survey — despite running in suburban communities with some of the city’s highest pedestrian death rates.
“This is not just a downtown issue,” said Nancy Smith Lea of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) on Wednesday.
TCAT, an organization supporting safe and inclusive streets, launched the survey in partnership with advocacy groups 8 80 Cities, Cycle Toronto, Friends and Families for Safe Streets, and Walk Toronto.
It called on candidates to support a variety of recommendations for achieving Vision Zero, an international initiative embraced by Toronto’s council as a way to reduce the number of road deaths to zero, including streamlining the city’s traffic calming process and reducing speed limits.”
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