In an effort to get traffic moving, Mayor John Tory says Toronto will re-time more than 350 traffic signals on 17 key routes throughout the city.
Tory made the latest gridlock-fighting announcement Thursday morning, adding that the expansion of the existing program will see 1,500 traffic signals re-timed by the end of 2017. The mayor says once that’s done it will mean that 60 per cent of the city’s traffic signals will have been re-timed.
The city says that signal re-timing reduced travel times on 11 of Toronto’s busiest roads last year.
- Here is a list of routes that have been re-timed since 2012, including those that will be re-timed by the end of this year.
“We’re taking action to keep Toronto moving by targeting some of our most congested routes in the city,” Tory said, adding that it is a low-cost, high-impact initiative.
Signal re-timing is part of Tory’s six-point congestion management plan.