Transportation issues dominate Pickering Council meeting

At their recent council meeting, the City of Pickering dealt with an abundance of transportation related issues designed to improve road safety .

The meeting kicked off on a high note when Paul White, President of the Fairport Beach Resident’s Association, presented a cheque in the amount of $2,000.00 for the installation of a speed
board on Oklahoma Drive. This is part of a new City of Pickering partnership initiative to create city safety zones. Mr. White proudly stated that he was looking forward to working further with the City on similar projects.

A brief discussion followed with members seeking confirmation that the City of Pickering would be included in discussions with the Region of Durham respecting the installation of red light cameras, which was provided.

Councillor Brenner got into the action by moving endorsement of Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell’s request for support of their Notice of Motion for the removal of tolls on Highway 412.

Wrapping up the motions on movement, council agreed to add community safety zones on portions of Major Oaks Road, Oklahoma Drive, Bushmill Street, and to extend the existing zone on Glenanna Road. City staff were then encouraged to work with the intermunicipal working group responsible for the creation of Ontario Automated Speed Enforcement standards and regulations.

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