Ontario's Worst Roads - CAA Niagara
Ontario's Worst Roads - CAA Niagara

Help Pave the Way to Safer Roads

Make your voice heard!

Each spring, CAA hosts the Worst Roads campaign, which helps to identify the roads in our communities that are in most need of improvement. At the end of each campaign, road reports are distributed to government leaders to inspire conversation and action.

Worst Roads isn't just about potholes. It's about all the things that make roads unsafe or annoying. Bad traffic lights, scary intersections, or places with no bike lanes or sidewalks where lots of people walk or bike – these are all reasons to vote for a worst road.

We encourage drivers, cyclists, transit riders, pedestrians – really any road user – to make their voice heard by voting. Your experiences matter, regardless of how you navigate the roads.

2024 Top Worst Roads in Niagara

  1. Portage Road, Niagara Falls
  2. Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls
  3. Willoughby Drive, Niagara Falls
  4. Sider Road, Fort Erie
  5. Ridge Road, Welland

2024 Top Worst Roads in Ontario

  1. Aberdeen Avenue, Hamilton
  2. Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
  3. Barton Street East, Hamilton
  4. County Road 49, Prince Edward
  5. Hurontario Street, Mississauga
  6. Bloor Street West, Toronto
  7. Cedar Street North, Uxbridge
  8. Finch Avenue West, Toronto
  9. Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto
  10. Laclie Street, Orillia

It's Not Just About Potholes

While the Worst Roads campaign is known for addressing potholes, they aren’t the only reason to vote for a worst road. Whether you’re driving a vehicle, riding a bike or travelling on foot, road safety impacts everyone. Poorly timed traffic lights, dangerous intersections, the absence of bike lanes or sidewalks in areas that have high cycling and pedestrian traffic – these are all issues that should be considered when voting.

Additional Resources

The Dollars and Cents

A Cost of Poor Dollars study conducted by CAA National in 2021 determined that poor road conditions present a clear cost to drivers. The damage to vehicles ranges from punctured tires and bent wheels to more expensive suspension issues.

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The Impact of Poor Roads on Your Budget

From gas prices to maintenance, car costs can quickly eat up your budget. Poor quality roads add to these costs, with research showing that motorists pay an additional $3 billion every year due to poor roadway infrastructure. 

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Report a Pothole

Is there a pothole in your neighbourhood or on your daily commute? Let the Region of Niagara know by filling out their online reporting form.  

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