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City council agrees to lower speed limits on roads across Toronto

A police radar shows a reading of 110 km/h near Sandalwood Parkway East and Torbram Road in Brampton on April 19, 2018. HANDOUT/Twitter/Peel Regional Police

City council has agreed to reduce speed limits on nearly 250 kilometres of Toronto roads as part of Vision Zero 2.0 — an action plan focused on reducing traffic-related fatalities and injuries.

The changes would see speed limits lowered on some roads from 60 to 50 km/h.

The debate came on the same day that a woman was struck and killed by a garbage truck at Cliffwood and Don Mills Road in North York, which is Coun. Shelley Carroll’s ward.

During the council session, an emotional Carrol addressed the death, saying speed limits should be lowered on that stretch of road.