What’s the Buzz?

There’s a buzz around Secord School and along Main Street north of the Danforth, and not necessarily in a good way.  That buzz is the sound of too many cars, going too quickly.  Councillor Janet Davis has heard residents concerns loud and clear and has asked City Transportation Staff to conduct a study of traffic speed and volume of the surrounding streets.  Out of the study will come a recommendation to improve pedestrian safety.

As part of this, Councillor Davis is hosting a community meeting with Transportation Staff to discuss options for neighbourhood traffic safety improvement.  If you can’t make the meeting, feel free to contact Councillor Davis via email councillor_davis@toronto.ca or telephone at 416-392-4035 with your thoughts and ideas.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

7 pm

Secord Community Centre

91 Barrington Ave

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2 Responses to What’s the Buzz?

  1. neighbour in the hood says:

    ..pedestrians need to be knowledgable of the rules of the road too…the intersection at Palmer and Secord is not a lighted pedestrian cross walk…and they should not just jump out in front of traffic…

    • Mike says:

      Yep, pedestrians should never jump out in front of traffic. That would be very unsafe! But my own experience as a pedestrian at that intersection, as well as at nearby Secord and Eastdale Ave., suggests that safe opportunities to cross are few and far between. Given the volume of traffic on Secord and the number of children who cross the street to get to Secord school, I would like to see one of those two intersections become a three way stop.

      The unlighted crosswalk that crosses Secord today strikes me as a leftover from an earlier era, perhaps when Secord wasn’t as heavily used as the shortcut to Danforth and Lumsden that it has become today.

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