The city of Toronto will implement safety improvements along Martin Goodman Trail, which include installing barrier fencing between motorists and trail users, following the recent fatality of a cyclist.
The city will install 366 metres of fencing along the section of the trail that runs adjacent to the roadway to provide more separation from cars and those on the trail, according to a city press release.
Councillor Jaye Robinson of Ward 25 Don Valley West and chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee said in the city’s statement that temporary fencing is in place until a permanent barrier can be installed.
“The city of Toronto is concerned about the safety of all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorists,” Robinson said in the release. “This barrier fencing, along with other measures, will provide additional security for cyclists and pedestrians along this section and remind motorists of the many users of the trail.”
The city also said an on-site investigation was conducted by city staff and found a need for signage and pavement marking improvements for trail users and motorists.
“This terrible loss reminds us that we must do better,” Councillor Gord Perks of Ward 14 said in the statement. “These first steps will help. We have more work to do to ensure that cyclists and pedestrians are always safe,” he said.