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July 2019
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INDUSTRY NEWS
$1M Ontario pilot project to help rebuild flood-damaged infrastructure
WBFO NEWS
 

Ontario is launching a million-dollar pilot project to help communities protect against the effects of extreme weather. The project come after several parts of central and eastern Ontario experienced massive flooding this spring.

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Women cycle less than men — why?
CBC NEWS
 

Commuting as a cyclist is hard — you deal with traffic, the elements, and sometimes poor infrastructure. In Canada, women only make up one-third of cyclists, just 34 percent. In Windsor, Statistics Canada said about 1,390 people regularly commute on a bicycle. Only 27 percent of those riders are women.

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Government freezes some vehicle fee increases
BAY TODAY
 

The Government of Ontario says it has frozen some driver, vehicle and commercial fees until July 1, 2020. This is the third round of driver and vehicle fee increases that have been cancelled. A two per cent increase to remaining fees will take effect next month.

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OPP launch road safety blitz ahead of Canada Day long weekend
CBC NEWS
 

Ontario Provincial Police out in force targeting aggressive driving. Ontario Provincial Police will have a zero tolerance stance on any aggressive driving this Canada Day long weekend. . 

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Smile, your licence plate could be on camera
BRADFORD TODAY
 

The York Regional Police Road Safety Bureau will be using automated licence plate readers mounted on police vehicles in an effort to improve road safety. Drivers within York Region will soon be seeing some York Regional Police cruisers with cameras mounted on the rooftops. The automated licence plate reader system uses three cameras to automatically read licence plates on vehicles while the officer is on patrol.

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MUNICIPAL NEWS
Toronto Set To Lower Speed Limits On Over 40 Roads Throughout The City
NARCITY
 

In a new road safety plan that was released on Thursday, Toronto speed limits could decrease on over 40 main roads throughout the city. As part of the city's Vision Zero pedestrian safety plan, the city of Toronto states that the speed limit on multiple roads should be lowered from 60 km/h to 50km/h. 

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These new signs are encouraging London students to walk or bike to school
CBC NEWS
 

The signs, which were installed around Lord Roberts Public School, are part of an Active and Safe Routes to School pilot project that has been implemented by schools across the region including in Elgin, Oxford and Middlesex Counties.

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City looks to install 50 photo radar cameras by December
CTV NEWS
 

Fifty speed radar cameras could be installed in Toronto neighbourhoods as soon as December. The Automated Speed Enforcement program would see the cameras installed at two locations in each of the city’s 25 wards. Staff would determine the locations based on traffic data.

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Toronto police to crack down on dangerous drivers this summer
CBC NEWS
 

Toronto police began a campaign Monday to crack down on careless and reckless driving in a bid to make the city's roads safer this summer. Speeding, impaired driving, aggressive and distracted driving — referred to by police as the big four — are the focus of the 2019 Summer Safety Traffic Initiative, police say.

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A New Highway is Moving Forward in the GTA
INSAUGA NEWS
 

The Ontario government is resuming the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Greater Toronto Area West corridor. This new highway will, ideally, improve travel times and reduce traffic build up across the GTA.

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