On June 23, City Council approved installation of a traffic light at Harbord and Robert to replace the crosswalk now there. This decision follows HVRA’s June 12 traffic count showing that 35% of drivers failed to stop for pedestrians using the crosswalk.
On June 27, City Council unanimously approved new funding for road safety, including more red-light cameras, expedited traffic-calming measures, and improved design of intersections. HVRA’s recent traffic study helped shape public discussions leading to this commitment. The Toronto Star and BlogTO both picked up our June 20 web story and our June 24 letter to City Council and asked us for further comments.
On June 12, 30 volunteers counted wrong-way traffic and incomplete stops at Harbord Village intersections to better understand the risks to pedestrian safety. We spent from 7am to 10am and from 3pm to 7pm at eight residential street corners and the Harbord-Robert crosswalk.
ACTION: Tuesday June 12 is car-counting day in Harbord Village. Residents will watch at problem intersections from 7 to 10 am, and from 3 to 7 pm, recording counts of vehicles, wrong-way vehicles, and failures to stop at stop signs.