"The new plan accepts that 110 deaths over four years by 2024 is inevitable. That is not the bold shift we need in 2019."
“If you don’t have an active frontage on the south side of the building, you make it a tunnel. It does not become good public space where people walk and cycle.”
On Feb. 23, council passed a motion moved by Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney directing city staff to talk to federal officials about transferring ownership of Wellington Street to the federal government. It also requested discussions about limiting Wellington between Bank and Elgin Streets to pedestrians and public transportation.
"We obviously hear from residents all the time who want their traffic calmed on their street. It’s also a safety measure. It does keep people safe. And for that reason, I think that we have an obligation as a city to just move ahead with safety measures at times.”
"We have a lot of seniors, we have a lot of people living in low income, we have a lot of households without air conditioning. For those individuals and those families, it's absolutely critical that they have the opportunity to go into a public space to be able to cool down for their health."
"I think that it's going to be great for the summer and I anticipate we’re going to see much more of it going forward. This is what people want. It’s good for businesses, it's good for residents and I’m pretty excited about it."
"We were hoping for #VisionZero. A 20% reduction in the number of road deaths is zero vision. Disappointing."
"Every floating bike lane has got to be eliminated in this city almost immediately. We often prioritize traffic flow over pedestrian and cycling safety and that has to be changed."