CAA Worst Roads 2023
CAA's annual Worst Roads campaign helps influence change for Ontario's roads.
Poor roads affect us all. They make us late, cause delivery delays, contribute to congestion and, most importantly, can endanger those who use them.
Each year, CAA invites Ontario drivers, cyclists, transit riders and pedestrians to vote in the CAA Worst Roads campaign and tell us which roads need improvement. Over the years, we have heard about potholes, congestion, poor road signs and other safety concerns. Voting for Ontario's Worst Roads helps shine the spotlight on where more work is needed. Your feedback helps us start a dialogue with the government to help pave the way for safer roads across Ontario.
Since 2003, CAA's annual Worst Roads campaign has influenced change. Repaving and repair work has been done on many of the roads on Ontario's Worst Roads list, with more to come.
Hear why your vote for CAA's Worst Roads is so important.
Jamie Stuckless – cycling policy advocate and resident of Hamilton
A pothole on a road can be dangerous for someone on a bike and on a narrow wheel. When people go to vote in the CAA Worst Roads campaign, they should think of roads as a whole – not just as a motorist, but also as a pedestrian and cyclist.
Jessica Santos – living and working in downtown Toronto, transit is Jessica’s main source of transportation
Making sure that roads are safe and in good condition is important for pedestrians and transit users like me. When I am crossing the road, I am already so aware of oncoming traffic, that I am not looking down to check if the next step I take is going to be on solid ground.
Richard Cazeau – car enthusiast. Lives in north Toronto
Driving is about lifestyle and with that, work-life balance. If we are constantly having to repair our cars because of the damage sustained while driving, that is going to affect our finances. CAA Worst Roads gives you a chance to have your voice heard and tell politicians what roads need to be fixed and why.
Terry Gitzel – Platoon Chief, Kitchener Fire Department. He has served as a firefighter for 25 years
Rough roads extend our drives as we are going to and from incidents, so we are always planning our route. Road safety is very important for us as firefighters, especially since we are often first on the scene.
Doug Switzer – Former President, Ontario Motor Coach Association. Lives in Burlington
As a mechanic, I see the damage a pothole can do to a car. It can affect your wheel alignment, mufflers, rims and tires to name just a few. Some of the repairs can cost thousands of dollars.
Joseph David Lalonde – Accessibility Advocate. A resident of Kitchener, he is a volunteer at the Kitchener YMCA and is a member of OutSpoken
When I go out, I don’t feel safe. I have to worry about potholes on the roads, bumps on the sidewalk. If I need to go anywhere, I find myself considering “What if I hit or drive directly over a pothole?” I’m worried that if I hit it dead-on, I might lose my tire, lose my concentration and get hurt. I have the right to feel safe in my community.