Call for wider sidewalks on Avenue Road

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CBC.ca: Councillor Josh Matlow, who has started a process to have city staff review Avenue Road and consult with stakeholders, says it always concerns him 'how controversial it is to talk about pedestrian safety.'

Along Avenue Road, the width of the sidewalk widens and narrows over the course of the street, with some spots tightened by lampposts and buildings jutting out. (Richard Agecoutay/CBC News)

Along Avenue Road, the width of the sidewalk widens and narrows over the course of the street, with some spots tightened by lampposts and buildings jutting out. (Richard Agecoutay/CBC News)

A coalition of concerned residents is calling on the city to consider widening the sidewalks alongside Avenue Road, a busy six-lane arterial running through midtown.