“We know the campaign is working. People vote in CAA’s annual Worst Roads campaign because it gives Ontarians a platform to continue lobbying different levels of government to understand which roads they believe are in dire need of repair “, said Therese Di Felice, Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Relations, CAA SCO. “The campaign was able to demonstrate that decision-makers pay attention to results, which prompted elected officials to accelerate infrastructure projects in their communities.
This year, four of the province’s 10 worst roads are in Toronto. These are Eglinton Avenue West, Eglinton Avenue East, Lake Shore Boulevard East and Finch Avenue West. This is twice the number of roads in Toronto who were on the provincial list from last year.
In 2021, Victoria Road in Prince Edward County debuted on the provincial Top 10 list and this year it disappeared from the list altogether. Other roads no longer on the provincial top 10 list include: Hunt Club Road and Innes Road in Ottawa and Algonquin Boulevard West at Timmins.
“These campaign successes are due to governments prioritizing infrastructure through multi-year capital investments,” added Di Felice. “This year’s results show us that Ontarians are tirelessly using the campaign to defend roads they believe are in dire need of repairs, which is why we’ve seen Barton Street bubble up to the top spot and roads like Eglinton Avenue continue to command attention.
In Ontario, 182 municipalities had roads in their designated communities. Motorists accounted for the majority of votes cast, with cyclists and pedestrians accounting for around a quarter of the votes.
Voters shared their top reasons for choosing a road, with 80% citing potholes, followed by poor road maintenance (71%) and no or poor cycling infrastructure (29%).
from Ontario The Top 10 list is verified by the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA).
“This year’s Worst Roads campaign has once again confirmed that although much work has been done across the province to maintain and repair from Ontario roads, greater investment is needed to tackle the huge municipal infrastructure deficit in Ontario,” says Bryan Hocking, CEO, ORBA. “The construction and maintenance of infrastructure are essential elements of from Ontario long-term economic plan, and even more important for our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to start building the infrastructure today to be ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
from Ontario Top 10 worst roads for 2022
- Barton Street Easthamilton
- Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
- Barker Street, Prince Edward County
- County Road 49, Prince Edward County
- Carling Avenue, Ottawa
- Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
- East Shore Lake Boulevard, Toronto
- Finch Avenue West, Toronto
- Bronson Avenue, Ottawa
- queen streetkingston
The worst roads by region
- Central- Laclie Street, Orillia
- East- Barker Street, Prince Edward County
- Halton-Peel-York-Durham— Hurontario Street, Mississauga
- niagara— Ontario Street, St. Catharines
- North- Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins
- South West- Plank Road, Sarnia
- Western- Speedvale Avenue West, Guelph
- Ottawa— carling avenue, Ottawa
The CAA Worst Roads Campaign is a platform for Ontarians to make roads safer by helping municipal and provincial governments understand what road improvements are important to citizens and where they need to be made.
Votes submitted to the CAA Worst Roads campaign are compiled and published as an annual provincial top 10 list along with a series of regional lists, all designed to spark dialogue with governments and help pave the way for safer roads. across Ontario.
For the full list of Worst Roads 2022, please visit www.caasco.com/worstroads