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Toronto, May 1 (Canadian-Media): This morning, Mayor John Tory outlined next steps on a number of traffic measures to get Toronto moving including traffic wardens, photo radar and road safety measures. These next steps are outlined in a new report from City staff going to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee next week.
“I am continuing to identify and move forward with steps to get this city moving better and safer,” said Mayor Tory. “To those who want to get to work and back home again in a timely manner – whether they take transit, walk, bike or drive – this is good news.”
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This report will allow the City this year to move ahead with traffic wardens in key intersections; soon deploy photo radar in school zones, beginning with a pilot this summer; identify 100 new school safety zones across the city; lift an 18-year-old moratorium on the installation of new community safety zones and allow the City to double the fine for speeding in the area; and streamline the process for road safety measures to be installed on local streets.
Starting next Monday, paid duty police officers will be deployed to operate until traffic wardens are hired and trained.
Traffic wardens were approved in this year’s City budget. The positions will be publicly posted later this week.
“These changes moving ahead will help ensure better safety measures on our streets, particularly around schools and in neighborhoods, while addressing gridlock in some of the city’s busiest intersections,” said Tory.