Category Archives: Policy
This afternoon I visited Vaughan Metropolitan Centre to see the progress in one of the largest urban transformations underway in Ontario. The City of Vaughan, with a lot of help from York Region and the Province of Ontario, is turning … Continue reading
When people find out I have a working knowledge of traffic signals, this is often the first question they ask. “When I press the button, does it actually do anything to the signal timing?” The short answer is: sometimes. Because … Continue reading
The Province of Ontario is taking a step toward more intuitive and less cluttered roadways, exempting bicycle signals from the requirement to be circular and instead permitting bicycle-shaped signal lenses. Ontario is now inching toward the convention of virtually every other jurisdiction, where each … Continue reading
In most jurisdictions in Ontario, the convention is that left turns will precede the straight-ahead (through) movements in the same direction. Why is this the case? There’s actually more to it than meets the eye.
On January 28, pretty much all the major news sources in Ontario reported that the Government of Ontario is considering a couple options to facilitate the widespread introduction of lower speed limits in urban areas: Changing the default urban speed limit from … Continue reading