Dear Scarborough-Guildwood Residents
I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year and hope everyone had a joyful holiday season. There are many opportunities to take part in and look forward to this year.
Starting off right, on Wednesday January 8th, I brought forward a number of items to the Scarborough Community Council, including a request to re-open an item heard in December 2019 where I had asked for the reduction of speed limits, I was able to gain support on my motions to reduce speed limits on specific minor and local arterial roads and collector roads in Ward 24 Scarborough-Guildwood. The purpose of this item is to bring awareness and address the very important safety concerns on our roads. SC11.8 – Scarborough Minor Arterial and Collector Road Speed Limit Reductions as Part of Vision Zero Speed Management Strategy.
The City’s Speed Management Strategy aims to reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and fatalities associated with speeding through short and long-term measures, which includes revised speed limit setting practices, road design improvements, automated speed enforcement and more. More details about the City of Toronto’s Speed Management Strategy are in the June Vision Zero 2.0 – Road Safety Update.
Also part of the City’s Speed Management Strategy is the installation of Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras and signage on our streets in an effort to increase road safety, reduce speeding and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits.
In addition, items also adopted were the SC12.19 – All-Way Stop Control Review – Dale Avenue and Cromwell Road and the SC12.20 – Compulsory Stop Controls – Botany Hill Road Area
Lastly, I would like to invite you all to my Annual New Year’s Celebration on Saturday, January 11 at the Cedar Ridge Creative Centre (225 Confederation Dr.).
All my Best,
Paul W. Ainslie