Nancy Smith Lea, director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, called Davis and McMahon’s proposal “a good first step,” but said the city needs to reduce speeds even further.
Data from Toronto Public Health shows that between 2009 and 2013, there were zero fatal pedestrian collisions on roads where the posted speed limit was 30 km/h.
“The high speed of motor vehicles on Toronto’s arterial streets is deadly for pedestrians and cyclists. To actually achieve zero fatalities we need to implement a city-wide 30 km/h speed limit policy,” Smith Lea said.
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