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

Help Pave the Way to Safer Roads

Vote to inspire change.

Each spring, CAA hosts the Worst Roads campaign, which calls for drivers, cyclists, transit riders, and pedestrians to identify the roads that they think are in most need of improvement. At the end of each campaign, road reports are distributed to government leaders to inspire conversation and action.

car tire in big pothole on the road

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. Research suggests that Canadians are paying $3 billion every year in higher vehicle operating costs due to poor road infrastructure, with the average Canadian driver incurring an extra $126 in costs annually. This adds up to more than $1,250 over a ten-year lifespan of a car. The damage to vehicles ranges from punctured tires and bent wheels to more expensive suspension issues. 

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.

2023 Results: Top Worst Roads in Niagara

You voted and we listened. The top worst road in Niagara in 2023 is Portage Road in Niagara Falls. 

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Additional Resources

Tips for Fuel-Efficient Driving

Poor road infrastructure has a direct impact on vehicles' operating costs. The cost of fuel is also on the rise in Ontario. Learn how you can ensure you're getting the most out of a full tank. 

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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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