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Add peninsulas to Oakwood Ave north of St. Clair

44 Signatures Goal: 100

We the residents of Oakwood Village support the addition of traffic peninsulas on Oakwood Avenue from St. Clair to Earlsdale Ave, to resemble Oakwood Ave south of St. Clair. This initiative would increase property values, improve traffic flow & safety, and allow for much needed street-level tree planting. We urge Councillor Palacio to realize the benefits this project would have to the city, local residents, businesses, traffic, and the environment. This stretch of Oakwood is scheduled for resurfacing in 2015.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Feb 21, 2016
    Feb 21, 2016
    According to the staff report, 257 of 426 = 60% of negative responses to the idea were fraudulent (duplicate or replicas). Clearly this speaks volumes about the nature of the minority opposition. Staff report confirms "curb amendments would not cause any sustained traffic back-ups". This idea is long overdue.
  • Donald
    Donald Canada, Toronto
    Jan 24, 2016
    Jan 24, 2016
    I've lived on Oakwood for 10 years. I go and come home to work in the middle of the rush hours and like most places in Toronto it is busy. Even if the bump outs cause us a delay of seconds or minutes the safety that they provide clearly overweigh the benefit that is provided to children, seniors and those who are not able to run or dodge fast cars while crossing the street. Families and children come and go from both the north and south ends for Rawlinson public school. At both the public meetings on this issue at the library the loud and upset people who were against the bump-outs simply appeared to not value the safety vs. the minimal potential delay case. It was if they felt 'ah, we take our chances when we cross the street'. And the lady who complained about the bump outs further south on Oakwood saying now all she saw was concrete our front of her house. What was there before - grass? Flowers? No, it was road! The people who are really upset are the hyper aggressive drivers who race up the side to squeeze or bully their way into the front. The one gent who has lived on Oakwood for decades put it so nicely. Here I paraphrase him: "I'm not in favour of the bumpouts, but I live here for 25 years right at the cross walk and I see children and people nearly being hit. If you put the bump outs and they keep a kid from being hit, then great."
  • Silverio Ferrari
    Silverio Ferrari Canada, Toronto
    Jan 15, 2016
    Jan 15, 2016
    I can't believe that you would be foolish or naive enough to believe the claims of whoever it was that initiated this petition. First of all Bump Outs or peninsulas are NOT required to plant trees at sidewalk level. In fact There are NO TREES Planted on the Bump Outs on Oakwoiod South of St. Clair. They are all concrete pavers. According to someone who lives on Oakwood South of St. Clair where the peninsulas ( Bump Outs ) have been installed they have done nothing but cause Increased, Heavy Traffic Congestion and in summer time she has to keep her windows closed because of the extra pollution. I am asking the City to Consider putting a New Traffic Light at a Strategic Location at one of the streets midway between Rogers Rd. and St. Clair to provide Better Traffic Regulation and have Proposed the City Plant New RED Japanese Maples Both on the sidewalk in Line with the Utility Poles and on the City Portion of the Residential Properties from Earlsdale to St. Clair. This would be a Practical way to Greatly Improve the Look of Oakwood Ave., Provide more positive Traffic Control without Reducing Road Capacity and Fexibility for Now and Into the Future.
    I am and We are Against Any Changes to to Oakwood Ave. that would diminish road travel capacity and present or future flexibility.
    Silverio Ferrari
    Chair,
    Oakwood Village Business Improvement Area
  • Mary Davidson
    Mary Davidson Canada, Toronto
    Jan 15, 2016
    1
    Jan 15, 2016
    I feel the proposed planted bump-outs would be wonderful, both for safety for pedestrians and also from an aesthetic viewpoint.
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  • 7 months ago
    Donald Canada
    7 months ago
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    Silverio Ferrari Canada
    7 months ago
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    Mary Davidson Canada
    8 months ago
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    Daniel Canada
    8 months ago
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    George Canada
    8 months ago
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    Eduardo Harari
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    Randy Tomlinson
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    Katherine Costa
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    Daniela Domingues-Frade Canada
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    Saeed S Canada
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    Elizabeth Canada
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    Arlene Clement Canada
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    Anna S Canada
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    Anna Canada
    3 years ago
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