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Key Vote: Traffic Calming

Councillors voted against increasing funds for more traffic calming measures in Toronto. Savings in other areas of the transportation budget would have offset the funds. Traffic calming is crucial to keeping neighbourhoods safe. Speed bumps and other steps stop cars from racing recklessly through residential neighbourhoods. Neglecting this area puts all members of the community at increased risk, especially children, and in doing so is mistaken policy.

Vote Content:
That council increase funding for traffic calming by $300,000

Voting AGAINST traffic calming: 29
Altobello, Ashton, Augimeri, Balkissoon, Cho, Duguid, Feldman, Filion, Flint, Ford, Hall, Holyday, Kelly, Korwin-Kuczynski, Lastman, Layton, Li Preti, Lindsay Luby, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Moeser, Ootes, Pantalone, Pitfield, Shaw, Shiner, Soknacki, Sutherland, Tziretas

Voting FOR traffic calming: 14
Bussin, Chow, Di Giorgio, Disero, Johnston, Jones, Mammoliti, McConnell, Mihevc, Miller, Moscoe, Nunziata, Rae, Walker

Vote Date: March 2002

Vote Essentials: Part (1) of Motion (a) of Capital Program: (G) Transportation

For more information, see the City Council Minutes. (PDF file opens in a new window.)