Here it is, happening right before your very eyes:
The briliant masterminds who oversee Toronto's rule-making are planning to seriously reduce ALL inner city street's speed limits, just like East Hastings in Vancouver ...
Toronto's chief medical officer of health says speed limits in the city need to be lower — much lower.
Dr. David McKeown is recommending speed limits be reduced by as much as 20 km/h, saying the slower speed limits will protect pedestrians and cyclists.
If accepted the speed limit on Lakeshore Boulevard might be reduced to 40 km/h. On most residential streets traffic would be reduced to about 30 km/h.
McKeown made the proposals upon the release of a $45,000 report, Road to Health: Improving Walking and Cycling in Toronto, which cited evidence that pedestrians are far less likely to be killed for every 10 km/h reduction below 60 km/h.
The controversial proposal is one of a number of recommendations on how to improve walking and cycling in the city.
"By improving safety for pedestrian and cyclists in Toronto the direct costs associated with vehicle collisions with pedestrians and cyclists could be reduced by over $62 million," the board wrote in a statement on its website.
What next, I truly wonder? Mandatory seatbelts and safety helmets while people are on their toilets ....