John Tory Unveils 6-Point Plan To Tackle Gridlock In Toronto
It’s a 6-point plan that John Tory hopes will curb the crippling gridlock that has kept a stronghold on Toronto for years.
Speaking at the city’s Traffic Operations Centre on Thursday morning, Mayor Tory detailed how he intends to keep lanes free from stopped cars.
The Mayor explained that starting in January, there will be a zero-tolerance attitude when it comes to cars that park illegally during the rush hour, and promises to have the car towed immediately.
Tory also plans to reallocate parking enforcement officers from suburban neighbourhoods towards major intersections at peak times.
The plan also includes an increase to the number of traffic signals that will have their running times altered, along with the installation of at least 40 traffic cameras.
When it comes to construction, the Mayor intends to increase the fees for private developers when lanes are blocked off, while a new committee to be chaired by Tory, will work to better coordinate closures, along with pushing for 24/7 construction on main streets.
Numerous reports have claimed that congestion in Toronto has a cost of more than $6 billion annually in lost productivity.
- Redeploying traffic enforcement officers off residential streets to main streets stating January. These officers will tag and tow illegally parked cars.
- Speed up public sector construction jobs, and allow 6am – 11pm construction where possible
- Tory says NO MORE ROAD CLOSURES DURING BUSY WEEKENDS!
- No more faxing road closure information (Who still FAXES?)
- Torry seeking to re-time 100 traffic signals
- Toronto needs to clear up accidents quicker, and add 40 more cameras around the city to document traffic flow
Do you think these ideas will fix Toronto’s traffic woes? What do YOU think would fix the city’s problem?