STATEMENT: Concerning Rise in Pedestrians and Cyclists Stuck by Vehicles
October 14, 2022
“I am deeply concerned about the recent rise in pedestrians and cyclists struck by vehicles in our city. Many have been critically injured, and sadly, some have lost their lives. What is also concerning is that many of these incidents have been hit-and-runs, with the drivers fleeing the scene.
As Mayor, I am committed to ensuring that pedestrians and cyclists remain safe on our roads and that we make measurable progress toward achieving our Vision Zero goal.
In light of these incidents, I have asked staff at the city to work with the Region of Peel to expedite our plans to address speeding on major roads. This includes advancing our efforts to get more automated speed enforcement (ASE) cameras in place, along with undertaking an audit on the safety of major intersections, to identify areas for improvement.
October is pedestrian safety month and with the season changing and it getting darker earlier, I ask drivers and pedestrians to please remain vigilant and look out for one another. One death on our roads is one too many.”
Mayor of Mississauga