Voting is now open for the Canadian Automobile Association's (CAA) annual Worst Roads Campaign 2017.
Each year the CAA asks drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians in order to identify the ‘worst roads’ within seven regions of the country.
Voting is simple:
Go to caaworstroads.com and select your region
Type the road name in the search box
Identify what type of road user you are: driver, cyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian
Identify the main problem with the selected roadway: is it traffic congestion, potholes, poor road signs or markings, no/poor cycling or walking infrastructure, or lack of/unsafe infrastructure for crossing the road?
The annual campaign runs from April 10 to May 1, 2017. Results will be published in late May.
Voting for the ‘worst roads’ is “an opportunity to have your voice heard”, says Raymond Chan of CAA South Central Ontario. Each year the compiled information is presented to local and provincial officials in order to help inform planning decisions.
For transportation companies, the information is especially helpful in determining the safest and most effective route - and ensuring a comfortable ride - for our regular shuttle and charter customers.
Worst Roads 2016
Ontario’s Top 10 Worst Roads for 2016 were:
County Rd. 49, Prince Edward County
Algonquin Blvd. W., Timmins
Balmoral St., Thunder Bay
Algonquin Blvd. E., Timmins
Queenston St., St. Catharines
Burlington St. E., Hamilton
Lorne St., Sudbury
Bayview Ave, Toronto
Dufferin St., Toronto
Riverside Dr., Timmins and Water St., Thunder Bay (tied for 10th)
Toronto’s Top 5 Worst Roads for 2016 were:
Lawrence Ave. E.