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Tory says he will withhold judgement on plan to narrow traffic lanes



Mayor-elect John Tory says he will be “watching like a hawk” as the city begins implementing a new policy that could result in narrower lanes for drivers and more space for pedestrians and cyclists.

According to Fiona Chapman, who is the manager of pedestrian projects with Transportation Services, the city has created a new guideline that will require that all arterial and collector lanes measure between 3 and 4.3 metres.

“I’ll be watching it like a hawk because certainly I am going to put my whole being into trying to get traffic moving better and faster as opposed to slowing it down,” Tory told reporters at city hall Tuesday afternoon. “I think it is a genuine attempt to try to make traffic move more smoothly and safely.”

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Contributed by David Leyzerovsky


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