See the number of senior, school and community safety zones installed in 2018.
Senior Safety Zone
Senior Safety Zones feature:
- New senior safety signs;
- Enhanced pavement markings; and
- Extended traffic signal walk times.
Further work will include detailed engineering reviews to consider additional safety measures that could include reduced crossing distances and traffic calming measures.
School Safety Zones
School Safety Zones feature:
- New school zone safety signs with flashing beacons;
- School zone pavement stencils;
- “Watch your speed” driver feedback signs; and
- Zebra markings at school crosswalks.
In addition, City staff will be extending the coverage of enhanced pavement markings up to 250 metres away from school buildings to help encourage active transportation to school, which includes walking or biking.
Pedestrian Safety Corridor
Pedestrian Safety Corridors feature:
- Speed limit reductions;
- Signal timing adjustments;
- Enhanced pedestrian crosswalk markings (zebra markings); and
- Engineering improvements.
Community Safety Zones
Community Safety Zones feature:
- New community zone safety signs.
Community Safety Zones are recognized under provincial legislation which currently provides that fines associated with speeding will be doubled. Once the proclaimed areas of Bill 65, Safer Schools Zones Act, 2017 are proclaimed into force, the use of automated speed enforcement will also be permitted in these zones.