The area of Yonge and Eglinton has become a nightmare since it was deployed large-scale construction.
No matter you are a pedestrian, cyclist or driver – if you arrive at the site of the construction work Eglinton Crosstown LRT and E Condos in the North-Eastern part, pass all seven circles of…
But inconvenience could suffer if they presented no risk, becoming in some cases cause deaths, so there are calls to stop the work, or at least to suspend them.
On Tuesday, the 54-year-old resident of Toronto lourosa of Evangeline (Evangeline Lauroza) died from injuries as a result of hitting on her cement truck in the area of Yonge Street and Erskine Ave., to the North of Eglinton Ave.
In January, 40-year-old man crossing Lawrence Ave. W., was hit by a dump truck driver.
Now members of the city Council and residents of Toronto claim that we need to do something.
Yesterday, the Council members Mike Coll, J. Robinson and Josh Matlow held a press conference, called to develop a Strategy for road safety in the area of Yonge-Eglinton.
“This is the second death involved in the construction of the truck since January in my area. The time has come for a pause in the development of the area Yonge-Eglinton, overloaded with heavy automotive equipment. We need to pause,” said Koll.
In light of the many tragedies of the Call appealed to the Council with a request to develop a plan to ensure the safety of vehicles and pedestrians on major construction sites before giving approval for the development of urban areas promptly and to arrange the driving lessons in the style of “safe city” for all drivers of heavy trucks used in construction work.
He also requested that the state of all major construction projects was provided by the assistants when crossing the street at the expense of developers, and to place these staff on duty directing traffic at all intersections Yonge St. from Castlefield Ave. to Kay Gardiner.
On top of that, it requires immediate implementation of control plan of road safety in the area of Yonge-Eglinton.
The call stated that it is necessary to immediately suspend the issuance of permits for new construction projects until, until you have made all the necessary security measures.