A motion based on our story on Toronto’s worst pedestrian intersections passed Council yesterday:
The motion brought by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker called for city staff to create a ‘Pedestrian Safety Action plan.’
“It’s really going to take a little bit of time for our staff to visit these intersections, talk to pedestrians who are walking across the street, talk to shop owners who observe the intersection every day,” says De Baeremaeker.
De Baeremaeker says Transportation Services has already been given the map compiled by GlobalNews.ca and is going to look at individual intersections. He says some changes could happen very quickly, such as adding zebra stripes at some intersections, or countdown timers for crosswalk signs.
Here’s the video: