A ban on left turns for motorists along downtown streetcar routes could be where the rubber meets the road if Toronto is serious about becoming a transit-first city.


But the idea, quietly endorsed as part of the city’s Sustainable Transportation Strategy a year ago, is now — in some corners of city hall — raising the spectre of traffic mayhem on residential streets.


It’s time to start implementing the plan, which also includes longer parking restrictions during rush hours, said TTC chair Adam Giambrone, who expects to start the process in his own Davenport ward.


Coun. Adam Vaughan argues prohibiting turns will be counterproductive, creating more pollution in neighbourhoods.