Toronto City to create Senior safety zones as part of road safety plan.

Mayor John Tory says,”The city will move at lightning speed as it looks to implement a total of forty five new measures aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities on Toronto roads in 2017.”
The city will conduct 14 road safety audits at locations with higher volumes of collisions in 2017 and increase the walk time for pedestrians at another 50 intersections across Toronto.
Senior safety zones will be created at 12 intersections.The special zones will feature increased walking time for pedestrians as well as signage urging drivers to slow down is one of the highlights of the plan.
The priorities for 2017 also include
the installation of red light cameras at 76 intersections
the installation of 12 speed display units in the city’s downtown core and
the lowering of speed limits along 32 corridors.
The measures are part of the city’s five-year, $80 million road safety plan, which was approved in July.