Last updated: April 26, 2021 at 11:40 a.m..
In 2021, the Quiets Streets program will be rolled out in some neighbourhoods in consultation with communities and local councillors.
Staff will continue to focus on year-round improvements to local streets including traffic calming, speed limit reductions, implementation of School, Senior and Community Safety Zones, Automated Speed Enforcement, neighbourhood cycling route installations and neighbourhood-scale mobility and traffic management planning. Community members can also request a Watch Your Speed Sign to raise motorist awareness in locations prone to speeding.
From May to October 2020, Quiet Streets designated 65km of streets in 31 locations as Shared Space to enable people to maintain physical distancing while walking, running, using mobility devices and biking. On these streets, signs and temporary barricades opened space on the street by encouraging slow, local vehicle access only. Routes were also designated on digital wayfinding platforms (e.g. GoogleMaps and Waze). No regulatory changes, such as speed limit reductions or parking permissions, were made. The program relied on voluntary compliance from motorists.
The City of Toronto partnered with 8 80 Cities to survey Quiet Street users in an effort to understand whether the program achieved its intended goals. There were 9,824 surveys submitted. View the executive summary report and the public survey results report.
Key findings included: