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City could scrap Bay-Bloor pedestrian scramble

File photo of the pedestrian scramble at Yonge and Dundas streets. Courtesy of Aaron Miller

The pedestrian scramble that allows pedestrians to cross all-ways on the signal could be removed by the city without the support of public.

The City of Toronto said that there aren’t enough pedestrians crossing at the Bay and Bloor intersection to warrant the scramble feature.

The under0performing scramble is impacting traffic and the city wishes to install regular traffic lights again once it was determined the intersection hasn’t lived up to its potential.

The pedestrian scramble is was on the three implemented downtown in November 2010.

Fiona Chapman, the City’s manager of pedestrian projects, said the notion of removing the scramble is only a recommendation, and that there will be public consultation before a final decision is made.

A public meeting on this and other Bay Street issues including the possibility of a new bike lane between Cumberland and Bloor streets, will be held on July 31.