TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Ontario's road users have voted and named their
Top 20 worst roads in the Ontario's Worst Municipal Roads Campaign. This
year's campaign included a call for politicians of all stripes to address the
historically inadequate investment in road and bridge improvements.
"Across the province voters told us about the roads in their community
that make them feel unsafe and are causing expensive damage to their
vehicles," said Kris Barnier, Chair, Ontario's Worst Municipal Roads Campaign.
"We heard from road users who want their politicians to work together to keep
Ontario roads safe and in an acceptable state of repair."
Thousands of Ontarians visited CAA stores, CAA Approved Auto Repair
facilities, and the campaign web site: www.worstroads.ca to cast their ballot
and send a message to their elected officials.
This year's Top 20 Worst Municipal Roads in Ontario are:
WORST ROAD MUNICIPALITY
1. Steeles Avenue City of Toronto
2. Brock Street City of Kingston
3. Vermillion Lake Road City of Greater Sudbury
4. Limebank Road City of Ottawa
5. Regent Street City of Greater Sudbury
6. Anne Street City of Barrie
7. Erb Street City of Waterloo
8. Franklin Blvd City of Cambridge/City of Waterloo
9. Stone Church Road City of Hamilton
10. Carling Avenue City of Ottawa
11. Dufferin Street City of Toronto
12. Hespeler Road City of Cambridge
13. Lawrence Avenue City of Toronto
14. Burlington Street City of Hamilton
15. Mornington Avenue City of London
16. Ritson Road City of Oshawa
17. 19th Avenue City of Richmond Hill
18. Johnson Street City of Kingston
19. Wonderland Road City of London
20. Tecumseh Road City of Windsor
In its 6th year, Ontario's Worst Municipal Roads Campaign has had
tremendous success with municipal governments taking action or committing to
take action on more than 90% of the roads named since 2003.
CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering
insurance, travel and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA
members in Ontario and 5 million members in Canada.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contact: Martha Watson, MW
Communications, (416) 578-1063, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kris Barnier, CAA
Ontario, (416) 526-6403; Rob Bradford, Ontario Road Builders' Association,