Trucks and traffic are major environmental and safety concerns in our neighbourhoods. Over 2600 trucks pass through King Edward avenue EVERYDAY. It has become a living nightmare for residents. With each passing day, we face the risk of a truck hitting someone or toppling over. We’re looking at 20 to 30 years of wait time before a tunnel gets built. It is crucial to explore parallel solutions to handle growing traffic problem. We cannot afford more decades of inaction.
- Explore a partial truck ban: force trucks to use another route for certain days or hours
- Ban 18 wheelers: only allow smaller trucks
- Institute tolls for trucks on King Edwards. Reinvest the money in for sound and vibration control and safety measures for pedestrians
- Work with the provincial government to revisit the bridge proposal. A bridge can be build in less than 4 years. Studies have already been done to explore suitable locations, Duck Island could be an option.
- Encourage smaller trucks for local deliveries: design terminals where large trucks can download to smaller vehicle
- Exploring the possibility of roundabouts to slow car traffic down at certain intersections
- Add more speed bumps and lower speed limits
- Use crowdsourcing: allow residents to propose public works projects and raise funds to improve local problem spots. Funds can be matched by the city
- Encourage alternative modes of transportation. See my Pedestrian and Bike infrastructure plan here
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