Barton Street Walk – Monday, May 17

This is a reminder that after the compost pick up at 2pm in Vermont Square Park, Councillor Vaughan will lead a walk of Barton Street to find solutions to safety and traffic issues. Information reprinted from Councillor Vaughan’s website (because I can’t figure out how to link!) is below.

The purpose of the walk is to look at creative ways that we can calm traffic on Barton Street in particular so that pedestrians, especially children walking to and from school, will feel safer in their neighbourhood.

Gil Penalosa of 8-80 Cities – a non-profit organization that works with communities around the world to create safe, liveable streets for all – will be joining us to provide his insight and expertise.

Date: Monday, May 17, 2010
Time: 3:00pm
Starting point: Vermont Square Park (meet on the west side of the park – by the compost drop!)

The idea for this walk came out of the Seaton Village traffic meeting that I held in partnership with the Seaton Village Residents’ Association on February 3 of this year. Following the meeting, I promised to arrange for a group of local residents to join me and an expert in the transportation field for a walk along Barton Avenue.

If you are able to attend, please RSVP by contacting my office at: 416-392-4044 or councillor_vaughan@toronto.ca. If you can’t attend and would like to provide ideas or feedback, we would love to hear from you.


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5 responses to “Barton Street Walk – Monday, May 17

  1. Linda Read

    I’ve been driving slow on Barton ever since the meeting, kind of waiting for some speed demon to pull up behind me and go nuts. It hasn’t happened. But I still keep hoping. Ever since the meeting with Adam at Palmerston, I’ve been looking at Barton and wondering how they came up with 2,000 cars a day. Did I get it wrong?

  2. Linda Read

    btw, who is “I” who “promised to arrange for a group of local residents to join me and an expert in the …. ? Could the writer please clarify who me and I are?

  3. susannah2

    Sorry, Suzanna is posting information. I will identify myself in future.

    Thanks

    Suzanna
    15 Olive

  4. Linda Read

    hi suzanna. thanks for taking care of the website.

  5. susannah2

    Bad girl!! I don’t ever look at this account) Write me sbirchwood@rogers.com or just post shit to the website….I’m swamped Miss Swamprose!!!

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