The speed camera on Bessborough between Field and Sharron has been removed as part of a planned rotation. The list of new locations is available on the city's website.
The LRA supports the deployment of speed cameras, in particular on arterials (e.g. Eglinton, Bayview, Laird) where motor vehicles come into close proximity to pedestrians and cyclists. The LRA is not opposed to speed cameras on non-arterials, but would like to see them complemented with physical calming measures to match the new 30km/h speed limits, such as curb extensions.
For more information about traffic calming, check out the City's guide.
Commercial boulevard parking
The City recently released a report on commercial boulevard parking (i.e. parking spaces on city-owned property that are designated for specific commercial buildings), including a list of legal and illegal spaces. There are multiple illegal spaces in Leaside, primarily in or near Laird.
The LRA's view is that illegal spaces should be eliminated, either by converting them into other uses (e.g. green spaces), or by legalizing them via the planning process, and will work with the City to achieve this.
Metrolinx in the Don Valley
Metrolinx intends to electrify part of the Richmond Hill GO line (i.e. the route through the Don Valley) from Union Station to Pottery Rd. It also intends to build a layover facility on the east side of the Don River near the Prince Edward Viaduct.
The stated purpose for these activities is to relieve congestion at Union Station. How? This part of Richmond Hill line and the layover facility will be used to store and turn back trains from across the GO network. There is no discussion, at present, of electrification north of Pottery Rd or grade separation at the junction of the GO line and Pottery Road.
The LRA views the Don Valley as a important environmental asset, supports the creation of the Don River Valley Park, and press for mitigation and compensation in the form of public benefits if these projects are to go ahead.