This initiative comes in addition to the transit safety strategy that is focused on safety on the transit service and in stations. The Healthy Street Operations Centre community safety teams are focused on identifying safety issues and working with communities on ways to address the problems.
For example, our teams have been relying on both historical data and community concerns to inform actions. Once a task is identified, our teams work together to identify how each respective area can address their portion of the issue at hand and work collaboratively to implement interventions and action plans. Some requests are as simple as additional visibility and community engagement, while others are more complex and require a problem-oriented approach.
Our focus will be to put the right resources in the right places to maximize efficiency and thus, measure the outcomes associated with our collective efforts.