Six instances this winter of cars ending up in the same front yard have Ward 5 city councillor Andrew Marks wanting a stop sign at the 90-degree corner where Patricia Blvd. becomes Murray St.
One time, a car hit the homeowner’s fence. Another just touched a utility pole.
Marks has another example, from going to see for himself.
“As I was approaching, coming up Murray to Patricia, I had to actually stop at the location of the corner, because a vehicle was coming down Patricia and cutting right in front,” he recounts.
“And a stop sign could be a way to slow traffic down, make it safer for people entering and exiting the walking trail that has a major exit and entrance right there.”
In other parts of Ward 5, Marks wants flashing red lights after 6:00pm on Kirby Ave. and Pine St., as sell a stop sign on Sixth Ave., between Pine and Mountjoy. He’s suggesting at Balsam or Birch.