Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has announced a new initiative to more clearly indicate the section of the road where cars are not supposed to stop.

Curbs will be painted red to mark the areas where parking is not allowed.

The intent of the pilot project is to help improve traffic flow, to make it clear where drivers can park and improve pedestrian safety.

"It's about clarity because parking signage can be confusing or unclear," Ford told reporters on Tuesday morning.

The mayor said the pilot project will be introduced at nine sites in Toronto and run for six to eight months. After that, city staff will evaluate the results.

On Tuesday afternoon, the city issued a news release listing the locations where the pilot project will be tested:

  • University Avenue, north of Armoury Street
  • University Avenue, south of Armoury Street
  • Spadina Avenue near Dundas Street West
  • John Street, north of Wellington Street West
  • Two locations on Armoury Street
  • St. Clair Avenue and Dufferin Street
  • Town Centre Court near the Scarborough Town Centre
  • North York Boulevard, east of Beecroft Road
With a report from the CBC's Linda Ward