Toronto is responding to the lack of space for pedestrians and cyclists with street expansions during a time of uncertainty with the COVID-19 outbreak. Residents are socially distancing for precautionary measures, but due to the need of going outside for health purposes, 'activeTO' is the city's latest plan.
Mayor John Tory announced the plan earlier this week in promise to create more space on the streets. The plan is made up of three main parts with a focus of creating a safer environment to ride and walk. It is targeting 50 kilometers of residential streets to slow down traffic and restrict it to pedestrians and cyclists. Some roads will also be temporarily closing on weekends, especially those near public parks.
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