Petition for a Car Free Zone on St George Campus sign now

By signing this petition I agree to the creation of a car free and truck free St. George Street spanning from Bloor Street to College Street. This portion of St. Georges street will be a pedestrian zone permanently blocked off to vehicular traffic (with the exception of emergency vehicles). Thus reclaiming the rights of students, staff and faculty members to a healthy environment free of exhaust from thoroughfare and idling vehicles, the right to a safe space for pedestrians and cyclists as well as the right of access to communal space which is free of air and noise pollution. The arguments to be made for this cause can be framed in psychological, philosophical, architectural, cultural and most importantly of all environmental language. We understand that this petition is bound to raise objections from individuals who feel it is their right to retain vehicular access to every part of our campus
because that is the way it has always been done. We also understand that this petition has the potential to spark a virtually endless debate about whether having cars on St. George Street is necessary. As we can not answer these questions for everybody it is up to you as reader and member of the UofT community to ask yourself if you would prefer St. George Street to remain the noisy, loud, dangerous and unfriendly space that it is or if you want to take a stand and be part of the solution of turning it into a pedestrian zone by signing this petition to demand a car free space at UofT.

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Latest Signatures

  • 19 December 2015100. Alain B
    Luis is a hottie.
  • 19 December 201599. Stuart C
    what will happen to the truck food on St. George?
  • 17 December 201598. Amina L
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 201597. Allan D
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 201596. Michele P
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 201595. Louise L
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 201594. Angela B
    Smogtown needs car-free spaces, like all European centres have.
  • 04 December 201593. Janise H
    HECK YES!!!
  • 22 November 201592. Shayla D
    Universities are supposed to be the trend-setters for this kind of positive change, and this is an important step.
  • 20 November 201591. Caryn M
  • 16 November 201590. Joanna D
    This would make our University atmosphere so much cleaner, healthier, and sustainable.
  • 14 November 201589. Amanda Q
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 201588. Nicholas E
    I want King's College Circle closed to traffic, there is no need for cars there other than to make this business of a school more profit from tickets.
  • 06 November 201587. Ira R
    less cars, more health and beauty!
  • 26 October 201586. E S
    Please take all the permanent car-free city centre's in the Netherlands as an example. Would be a great improvement!
  • 21 October 201585. Felix Donovan
    I support this petition
  • 10 October 201584. Indra N
    we want cars off st. georges street!!
  • 09 October 201583. James A
    I support this petition
  • 06 October 201582. Meg O
  • 05 October 201581. Environmental C
    in all honesty i cant really see the difference between the thousands of cars passing though st george every day and a tank randomly shooting students. although i have not calculated how many students such a tank (as metaphor) would have to execute at ran
  • 20 September 201580. Anjou N
    [continued] this petition is a test to those with whom the ultimate decision on appealed matters rests; a test to see to what degree they are really intellectuals; to what extend they can consider the realm of ideas or the invisible more real or equaly re
  • 16 September 201579. Leslie T
    I support this petition
  • 12 September 201578. Daniel W
    I support this petition
  • 01 September 201577. Sandeep K
    I support this petition
  • 01 September 201576. Markian H
    I support this petition
  • 31 August 201575. Natalie P
    I support this petition
  • 30 August 201574. Lindsay F
    I support this petition

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University of Toronto Governing Council


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