Toronto Considering $ 111 Million Traffic Plan Targeting Congestion


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Toronto aims to spend more than $ 111 million to reduce the city’s traffic jams.

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MoveTO, announced Thursday by Mayor John Tory and Councilor James Pasternak, is a five-year action plan focused on five proposals to improve traffic flow.

These include installing 500 smart traffic lights, 100 smart intersections, 500 signals using advanced transit signal priority, establishing a “smart common” transportation demand strategy, and continued growth. of the construction pole pilot project.

“We have already implemented major changes in transportation services and working with the TTC to create the RapidTO program, which we rolled out in Scarborough most recently.” Tory said.

“But we know there is still work to be done.”

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The plan , which requires approval from the city’s infrastructure and environment committee before being presented to council, is presented as part of the city’s pandemic response plan, “in response to the effects of COVID-19 Across Toronto’s Transportation System ”.

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As traffic volumes plummeted at the start of the pandemic, Tory said they were slowly returning to normal.

Signals and intersections will use technology to monitor traffic levels in real time and make adjustments accordingly to optimize traffic.

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Toronto piloted smart intersection technology as early as 2017 along Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue. E.

Victoria Park Ave., York Mills Rd., Lawrence Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. as priority arteries for the program.

The proposal will be submitted to the transport committee on November 5.

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