After the collision at John Street and McIntyre Street on Monday, Deputy Mayor Sheldon Forgette says he wants to see the city address the amount of collisions taking place on city streets. Forgette says he’s planning to meet with Mayor Al McDonald, Councillor Tanya Vrebosch, and city staff to discuss possibly enhancing signage at intersections that are accident-heavy.
Forgette says he was involved in a collision at the same intersection years ago with his girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time. He says it’s important for drivers to pay attention to the road, but from a city perspective he believes they can try to make roads safer for people to drive on.
A few examples given were using warning signs for speed in some situations, and in others for a stop ahead. Forgette also referenced an elderly couple that were killed last year while crossing Algonquin Avenue just outside of his business.