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Letter from MRA to Councillor Grimes re: 4-way stop sign at Hillside and George

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.

Sincerely,

Kyra Trainor, President
Mimico Residents Association

Cc: Mark Hargot, Supervisor, Traffic Operations – Etobicoke York District (mahargot@toronto.ca)

Note: The 4-way Stop was approved by council at the EYCC meeting on October 10th.

Comments

  1. This is absolutely fantastic news.
    I walk my son to school everyday and am always surprised at the number of people using Hillside as a cut through. Not too mention that they are going too fast and not giving way to all the student pedestrians.
    This is very exciting news as it is not only required during school hours but also helps slow cars down for the children in the playground.
    Thanks so much for listening to the residents of Mimico and making this happen.
    Sincerely
    Jennifer Kelly

  2. There should stops at every cross street on Hillside and the speed should be 30 kph. With a park and two diect routes from John English School and a church it should not be a short-cut/thoroughfare!
    Very pleased to see some action in this regard.

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