Township council calling for additional traffic safety measures in Beaverton

Township council is asking Durham Region to take additional measures to quell traffic safety concerns in Beaverton.

At its meeting Monday (Feb. 22) night, members of council passed a motion calling for a crosswalk at the intersection of Simcoe and Osborne streets and another requesting the establishment of a Community Safety Zone on both Osborne and Mara Road.

In an interview following the meeting, Ward 2 Councillor Claire Doble said that a crosswalk would improve walkability in the downtown core.

“The intersection at Simcoe Street and Osborne Street in Beaverton is very difficult for pedestrians to cross safely,” she said.

Ward 1 Councillor Mike Jubb said that he’s seen many close calls involving pedestrians in the downtown core,

“I believe a crosswalk for downtown Beaverton is absolutely essential for safety purposes,” he said.

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