Etobicoke York Community Council decided yesterday to put a new stoplight at the corner of Jane St and Wright Ave. The new lights will cost $130,000.
According to Transportation Services, the stoplights are needed because pedestrians and traffic find it difficult to cross Jane St. The nearest existing lights are quite far away.
There were four preventable collisions at the intersection between 2007 and 2009. One of the collisions involved a bicyclist.
The TTC opposes the installation because it will slow traffic on Jane. However, the new lights will be on-demand and change only when there is a car or pedestrian waiting.
Transportation Services had considered a pedestrian-only crossing, but found Jane St to be too wide.