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October 2020
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INDUSTRY NEWS
More than 22,000 tickets issued by automatic speed cameras during first month of operation, including a dozen to one driver
CP24
 

The 50 automated speed cameras set up across the city issued more than 22,000 tickets during their first month of operation alone, a number that Mayor John Tory says “paints a stark picture” when it comes to just how frequently drivers are ignoring posted speed limits.

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Why Durham region is going the microtransit route during the pandemic
TVO
 

When the global COVID-19 pandemic reached Canada in mid-March, schools were closed and offices shuttered. 

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New displaced left turn at St. Peters Road and the bypass will be the first in Canada 
CBC NEWS
 

P.E.I. will become the first in Canada, says the province, to introduce drivers to what traffic engineers call a displaced left turn.

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Lorraine Complains: Are automakers saving bad drivers, or encouraging them?
DRIVING
 

You no doubt heard the recent story about the driver caught driving his Tesla near Edmonton – reclined and asleep – while going 150 km/h down the highway.

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Who needs a car? Electric unicycles among new forms of micro urban transportation
THE CRAG AND CANYON
 

Wherever Gary Saville rides around Metro Vancouver, people always want to talk to him about his electric unicycle.

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Paved paradise? Why trees are thriving in the middle of a Mill Woods parking lot
CBC NEWS
 

Trees and parking lots do not always make a winning combination.

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Canada and Ontario invest in modern and more accessible public transit infrastructure across Central, North and Southern Ontario
STOCK HOUSE
 

KAWARTHA LAKES, ON, Sept. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities of the governments of Canada and Ontario.

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Let cities increase reach of photo radar, councillor urges province
CBC NEWS
 

An Ottawa city councillor is calling on the province to loosen restrictions on where the city can install photo radar to catch speeders in the act.

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Swedish road design could mean fewer deadly head-on collisions on Highway 50 near Gatineau
OTTAWA CITIZEN
 

It is just a 5.4-kilometre stretch of highway, but Canadian road safety advocates see recent changes to Highway 50 near Gatineau as a path to a future with fewer deadly head-on crashes.

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Walking the walk: Making the trip to school safe for kids
TVO
 

Since the pandemic began, Carolyn Ryall has been walking her two children to school more often, and she says her neighbours are doing the same with their kids — likely because they’re working from home. 

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How crossing guards are helping with COVID-19 safety measures
CITY NEWS
 

Crossing guards are an essential part of the back to school routine, but as Nicole Servinis reports, this year they are also playing a role in ensuring COVID-19 safety measures are followed.

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Share your thoughts about transportation in the Golden Horseshoe through online survey
DURHAM RADIO NEWS
 

According to the government, the plan will guide highway and transit investment from now until 2051.

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OTC EVENTS
OTC Calendar of Events
 

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  • Book 7 Training (Non-Freeway) –  8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Online Training

    • October 16, 2020
    • November 13, 2020
    • November 20, 2020 (Freeway)
    • December 3, 2020
 
MUNICIPAL NEWS
Your Last Words Shouldn’t Be a Text: Distracted Driving is a Major Concern in Mississauga
CITY OF MISSISAUGA
 

The City is running a Distracted Driving campaign throughout September to remind road users that distracted driving is dangerous and illegal.

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Hamilton photo radar speed enforcement launches Thursday
CHCH
 

Hamilton will begin using photo radar to ticket speeders in school zones and high risk areas starting Thursday.

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How nine people beat Sault Ste. Marie parking tickets
SOO TODAY
 

Sault Ste. Marie City Council will be asked Monday to make last year's Toys for Tickets campaign a permanent, annual thing.

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Cyclists, delivery, ride-hailing: Competition for spots at the curb cautioned as transportation conundrum
OTTAWA CITIZEN
 

Food delivery drivers, ride providers and delivery services will be fighting for more spots at the curb, forcing the city to consider how it can manage competing interests along the edges of downtown roadways in the next major update of the transportation master plan.

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'Serious concern' over impaired driving instances after long weekend blitz: Essex County OPP
CTV NEWS
 

WINDSOR, ONT. -- Essex County led the way statistically among West Region OPP detachments during the long weekend traffic enforcement initiative, with impaired driving and speeding being areas of concern.

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Wilson Avenue speed limit to be reduced 
KINGSTON THIS WEEK
 

Tillsonburg town council is in favour of reducing the speed limit of Wilson Avenue to 40 km/h and making it a Community Safety Zone.

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Lincoln council continuing to look at traffic issues
NIAGARA THIS WEEK
 

As the town of Lincoln continues to experience congestion and safety issues on its roads and in its downtowns, council is taking another look at a motion to address those concerns.

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Traffic study for South Huron intersection
BLACKBURN NEWS
 

Huron County has updated the traffic count at an intersection on the west side of Exeter.

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Stouffville first to recognize crossing guards' role in schools reopening
YORK REGION
 

Finally, we’ve been recognized. While politicians have been constantly debating the pros and cons of safely reopening Ontario’s schools, crossing guards, at the very forefront of the safety system, have been ignored.

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Peterborough-area police services targeting school zones as students return to class
GLOBAL NEWS
 

Many students are returning to class for the first time in about six months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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'A great day for transit in Bradford West Gwillimbury' with town receiving over $500K in funding for transit infrastructure (5 photos)
BRADFORD TODAY
 

"It is a great day for transit in Bradford West Gwillimbury," said the Hon. MPP Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Francophone Affairs on Friday afternoon as she along with York-Simcoe MP Scot Davidson and BWG Mayor Rob Keffer announced the town will be receiving a government grant of over $500K to support the town's transit infrastructure. 

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Walk and roll in Mississauga? The city wants feedback for pedestrian master plan
CITY OF MISSISSAUGA
 

The car may be king for a while longer in Mississauga, but the city is seeking public feedback in hopes of improving pedestrian experiences on sidewalks and trails.

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Slow down: Community safety zone installed in Niagara-on-the-Lake
NIAGARA THIS WEEK
 

If last year was any indication, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s regional councillor believes the new community safety zone at Crossroads Public School will go a long way to improving safety at the Virgil school.

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Funding announced for Midland transit projects
ORILLIA MATTERS
 

Ontario is working to support municipalities and get people moving by investing in new transit infrastructure projects in the Town of Midland. 

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Grey Highlands considers 40km/h speed limits for hamlets, villages 
COLLINGWOOD TODAY
 

The Municipality of Grey Highlands is considering reducing speed limits in hamlets and villages to 40 km/hour, but first they want public feedback.

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Durham police hand out more than 1,600 tickets during back-to-school road safety blitz
DURHAM RADIO NEWS
 

Officers from Durham police’s Traffic Services Branch were looking for any bad driving habits between September 7 and 18, as they enacted a zero tolerance policy around schools.

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Bus driver among speeders in second week of Ottawa school zone enforcement
OTTAWA MATTERS
 

The Ottawa Police Service have been busier in school zones this week than in the first week of students returning to class.

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Niagara Falls approves multi-use pathway, pedestrian bridge project for Whirlpool Road
NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW
 

A multi-use pathway, pedestrian bridge and roadway widening project on Whirlpool Road will go ahead as Niagara Falls city council approved a $2.2-million contract with Rankin Construction.

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'GIVE BUSES A BRAKE' BLITZ LEADS TO 60 TICKETS FOR CHATHAM-KENT DRIVERS
IHEARTRADIO
 

Chatham-Kent police were cracking down on drivers in the first week back to school.

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