KEESMAAT PROMISES TO TRANSFORM YONGE ST. IN NORTH YORK
Oct 09, 2018
By Bob Komsic
Toronto mayoral challenger Jennifer Keesmaat vows to proceed with Transform Yonge proposal, that recommended widening sidewalks between Sheppard and Finch Avenue, while reducing one lane of traffic each way to make way for bikes.
”We can create a street that is an attractive place to walk, drive, and bike, as well as to work, live, and shop, but we have to have the vision to deliver on that potential. As Mayor, I will support the Transform Yonge proposal because it accomplishes these goals,” said Keesmaat in a statement.
That proposal was rejected by Mayor John Tory and others on city council and Tory asked staff to prepare a modified plan that would keep the number of lanes at six.
The modified plan also suggested a bike lane run along a parallel route, Beecroft Road.
It was eventually put on hold and sent back to city staff for further consideration.