The health of people is determined by the health of the city they live in. We are calling on candidates seeking election in Toronto’s 2023 mayoral election to commit to making our city streets safer for people of all ages and abilities by taking the 10 priority actions listed below:
- Building Complete Streets across every ward in Toronto
- Establishing and Implementing a Vision Zero Safety Checklist
- Streamlining the traffic calming process equitably across the city
- Reducing traffic speed on our streets to 30 km/h and 40 km/h on all arterial roads city-wide
- Improving the safety and accessibility for people walking and using mobility devices
- Accelerating the Cycling Network Plan to provide safe and connected bike lanes in every ward
- Funding & supporting Active School Travel programs to ensure young people can safely walk and bike to school
- Investing in equitable methods to manage traffic enforcement by reallocating resources away from on-the-ground police enforcement
- Reallocating road space to provide regular and recurring car-free spaces for active transportation
- Supporting the multi-modal future of Toronto’s transportation system
About the Toronto Alliance for Safe & Active Streets
We are an alliance of groups that share a vision for a brighter future that hinges on making our communities safer and more economically sustainable for people across the city.
We value the freedom, affordability and self-reliance that comes with walking, biking, rolling, and taking public transit; as well as the mental, physical, and economic benefits associated with these active modes of transportation.
We share a collective wish for Toronto to meet its climate action targets by taking a more equitable approach to addressing social and transportation inequities.
Our Alliance members include:
- Cycle Toronto
- The Centre for Active Transportation
- Walk Toronto
- Friends and Families for Safe Streets
- Toronto Environmental Alliance
- 880 Cities
- Bicycle Mayor of Toronto
- Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services