Sent: October 9, 2012
Re: Staff Report and Recommendations for a stop sign at George and Hillside
Dear Councillor Grimes,
The Mimico Residents Association (MRA) is grateful that the city has investigated the issues of traffic at the corners of Hillside and George Streets. However, we do not agree with the recommendation that the city traffic staff have put forward to NOT put a stop sign at this intersection.
We believe the assessment clearly outlines the issue. This area is in a school zone. The recommendation is based on averages so the AVERAGE does not warrant it. However, I would like to bring to your attention the traffic before and after school (8:00 to 9:00 and 3:00 to 4:00 – see next page). The stop sign is warranted based on the times our children are most likely making their way to and from school. The MRA strives to ensure that the safety of our community is upheld and we ask for reconsideration.
We ask for you to present our case to council and for it to be reconsidered before going to vote on October 10th, 2012.
Kyra Trainor, President
Mimico Residents Association
Cc: Mark Hargot, Supervisor, Traffic Operations – Etobicoke York District (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note: The 4-way Stop was approved by council at the EYCC meeting on October 10th.