Toronto, Ontario – Ontario road users will have the opportunity to vote for the worst road or bridge in their communities as the seventh annual Worst Roads campaign kicks off, sponsored by CAA South Central Ontario.
“If you’ve ever found yourself in a position where you’re upset about a road, whether you’re a motorist, a cyclist or a pedestrian, this is your chance to voice your concern,” said Faye Lyons, external affairs specialist for CAA South Central Ontario.
Ontarians can log into Worst Roads from now until September 30, 2009. Ballots can also be cast at CAA travel stores, CAA Car Car Centres, and in select CAA-approved garages.
The campaign was launched under the theme “It’s In Your Hands,” on the Greater Toronto Area’s Steels Avenue, last year’s Worst Roads winner. The road has appeared on the Top 20 list for six years and has yet to be fixed, but to date, over 90 per cent of the roads that have made the Top 20 list have been or are in the process of being fixed. The campaign has also helped generate $400 million for infrastructure from the province, and $1.9 billion from the federal government.