Ten mayoral candidates completed the survey. A number chose only to leave comments, rather than yes/no responses. Each question and the responses received are listed below, along with the paragraph rationale that was provided to the candidates (‘Read more’). You can also download a spreadsheet of all mayoral candidate responses.
1. Do you commit to supporting the implementation of a city-wide default speed limit of 30 km/h on all residential streets and 40 km/h on all arterial and collector roads?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q1 Answer||Q1 Comment|
2. Do you commit to supporting the streamlining of the traffic calming process?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q2 Answer||Q2 Comment|
3. Do you commit to supporting the implementation of traffic calming at all elementary school zones by 2022?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q3 Answer||Q3 Comment|
4. Do you commit to supporting adding a sidewalk on at least one side of the street when an opportunity such as road reconstruction arises, in line with City policy?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q4 Answer||Q4 Comment|
5. Do you commit to supporting a minimum 2.1 metre pedestrian clearway for sidewalks on all arterial and collector roads?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q5 Answer||Q5 Comment|
6. Do you commit to supporting building protected bike lanes on main streets, including the major corridors identified in The Cycling Network Plan?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q6 Answer||Q6 Comment|
7. For Council candidates, do you commit to supporting building safe, connected routes in your ward as identified in the 10-Year Cycling Network Plan? For Mayoral candidates, do you commit to supporting building safe, connected routes in each ward as identified in the 10-Year Cycling Network Plan?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q7 Answer||Q7 Comment|
8. Do you commit to supporting accelerating the Cycling Network Plan to be built in the next four years?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q8 Answer||Q8 Comment|
9. Do you commit to supporting increasing the use of automated traffic enforcement safety cameras?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q9 Answer||Q9 Comment|
10. Do you commit to supporting prioritizing the safety of vulnerable road users by outlawing motor vehicle right turns on red?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q10 Answer||Q10 Comment|
11. Do you commit to supporting a controlled crossing at all bus and streetcar stops?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q11 Answer||Q11 Comment|
12. Do you commit to supporting an implementation strategy for Toronto’s Complete Streets guidelines?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q12 Answer||Q12 Comment|
13. Do you commit to supporting the Transform Yonge option for Yonge Street between Sheppard and Finch Avenues?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q13 Answer||Q13 Comment|
14. Do you commit to supporting increasing the City of Toronto’s budget for achieving zero traffic deaths to $107M/year, which would bring it to the same per-capita level as New York City’s Vision Zero Action Plan, considered a leader in North America?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q14 Answer||Q14 Comment|
15. Do you commit to supporting and funding a monthly Open Streets Toronto program from May to September in 2019 and beyond?
|wdt_ID||Candidate||Q15 Answer||Q15 Comment|
|1||Climenhaga, Sarah||Yes||Absolutely. I believe this is an important program for both safety and equity. It would be an extremely cost effective way of making our city far more liveable, safer and more equitable, and it could bring tremendous economic benefits from tourism, all while making us a global leader.|
|4||Keesmaat, Jennifer||Open Streets is a great program. I look forward to finding ways for the City to support expanding the program.|
|5||Nath, Gautam||Yes||Everything need not be funded by the city. We need to find other sources for funding to offset this.|
|6||Renée, D!ONNE||Yes||Yes, I am open to open streets. Please see my answer to question 1. #Inclusion empowers and fosters #CommunityWellness.|
|8||Sears, Dr James||No|
|9||Weenen, Jack||Yes||This reflects directly into the city culture, absolute must|
|10||Tory, John||Finally, with regard to supporting and funding a monthly Open Streets Toronto program from May to September in 2019 I am open to discussions with the organizers, who this year hosted one in August and one in September. The City of Toronto is only one of many great sponsors in the event and I will support our continuing to be a sponsor. As I said at the outset of this letter, road safety for all road users is a top priority, and has been during my term as Mayor. That said, I know we can do more. I remain steadfastly committed to safe, active transportation and will seek your help in all these areas if I am reelected.|
TCAT has surveyed candidates on active transportation issues for every municipal election since its founding in 2006. Read more about our past election surveys.