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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health recommends lower speed limits

In his report, “Road to Health: Improving Walking and Cycling in Toronto", our chief health expert  Dr. David McKeown recommends lowering speed limits by 10 – 20 km/h on city streets.

How ridiculous is that? Have these people at City Hall lost their minds completely? The constant harassment of the motoring public by the Toronto Police, the artificially low limits on many street and highway sections, poor maintenance and congestion not enough for these guys? Do they want to punish our poor commuters even more? I’m sure most of these lunatics commute by car themselves. Don’t they see any connection between their own experiences and policies they propose?

All over the world city speed limits are between 50 and 60 km/h. On our wide and straight streets a 60 km/h limit would probably be more sensible.

Than again what can you expect from City Hall. We have 300 people in there working on the homeless problem, about 100 homeless people on our streets and nothing ever changes.

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