On the issue of speeding taxis in James Bay, it raises further awareness of other problems.
I have no doubt taxi drivers are guilty. However, they are more identifiable because they are taxis.
I’m a retired resident of James Bay and frequently, either as a driver or pedestrian, I am on the local streets. It’s very commonplace to observe speeding vehicles and drivers interpreting stop signs as yield signs.
Another problem that is rarely brought to our attention is the lack of attentiveness and courtesy of pedestrians.
The area of Menzies and Simcoe/Toronto streets can be challenging for drivers confronted by jaywalkers either tweeting, texting, talking on cellphones or just plain indifference to vehicular traffic.
Unfortunately, these are attitude problems of certain individuals, and as such are unlikely to change.
Further to this, the City of Victoria appears to do little to discourage the practice of jaywalking.
Ernest C. Knowles, James Bay