CAA conducts Worst Roads promotion
The Canadian Automobile Association of South Central Ontario has resumed its annual “Worst Roads” promotion. The advocacy initiative invites residents of Ontario to vote for the worst road in their communities. The campaign is intended to inform officials at various levels of government which roadway improvements should be prioritized. Drivers can vote on issues such as congestion, potholes, poor road signs, the timing of traffic lights, pedestrian safety and cycling safety. Roads can be nominated online at <http://www.caaworstroads.com> until April 19. The CAA and the Ontario Road Builders’ Association will then compile a list of the 10 worst roads in Ontario and five worst roads in various regions of the province.
“We know that through CAA’s research, almost three quarters of Ontarians are venting about the state of our roads to either their spouses, friends or co-workers, and not always to local government officials,” said Teresa Di Felice, associate vice-president of government and community relations at the organization. “As we kick off another year of the CAA Worst Roads campaign, we are calling on all Ontarians to vote for their worst roads today and join the community of drivers, cyclists, transit riders and pedestrians committed to improving Ontario’s roads.”