Leon Wasser is very interested in transportation issues including the following:
ROAD OPERATIONS IMPROVEMENTS
Review all on-street parking to see if it can be modified to reduce traffic
Upgrade requirements for construction barriers from traffic cones to clarify
Require all non-essential road construction vehicles to park on minor cross streets or in off road locations
Review road signage standard – install large, easy to read cross-street signage
Systematically review all problem intersection
TRANSIT SYSTEM OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS
Install air curtains at all station entrances
Install air curtain at open end of subway station
Explore increased retail, vending & advertising opportunities in subway stations
PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
Install sidewalk on south side of Sheppard Avenue West from Dufferin St. to Keele St.
Complete sidewalk on west side of Dufferin St. from Sheppard Ave. to Rimrock Road
PROPOSED COMMUNICATION IMPROVEMENTS
Reorganize City of Toronto Transportation Department to have jurisdiction over TTC, roads, sidewalks, off-road trails, taxis, cycling (paths) Bixi
Consolidate TTC map, Toronto Cycling Map & Parks Map into a single single City of Toronto transportation Map including all roads, transit lines (TTC, GO, regional transit), cycling routes, off-road cycling/pedestrian routes, Bixi stations, municipal parking lots, official taxi stops etc.
Transfer bicycle registration to Ontario licence office.
Publish the location of each accident location by category – single vehicle, multi-vehicle, pedestrian and cycling.
Publish and monitor accident location to assessment risk or re-occurrence
Have a municipal Transportation engineer visit every accident site to assess contributing factors and recommend improvements (signage, road configuration, etc.).
PROPOSED ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENTS
Convert Simcoe Street from northbound only two ways south of Front Street
Allow left turns from northbound Allen Road to westbound Transit Road connecting to Wilson Avenue