Canada: City report says Guelph, Ontario doesn’t need red-light cameras

Staff also said Guelph residents rarely complain about drivers running red lights, but are rather more concerned about infractions like illegal parking, and speeding in residential areas and school zones.

Instead of red-light cameras, staff is recommending council approve a community road safety program with Guelph police that would focus on other efforts.

Staff’s ideas include increasing the frequency of painting the lines at intersections, adding signs that warn drivers of an intersection ahead and decommissioning unwarranted traffic signals.

The report going to councillors also highlighted efforts already underway, such as installing pedestrian countdown signals at intersections and installing green pavement markings to protect cyclists.