Accessible Walkability~The Fabric of Community

Japan Uses Local Convenience Stores to Aid Seniors “aging in place”.

Those 7-11 corner convenience stores are a staple in North American cities and in Japan. Mimi Kirk in City Lab notes that the Japanese convenience stores provide the same items as North American ones-with one exception- “convenience stores in Japan offer services that make them hubs of their communities. Customers can pay a utility bill, buy concert…

Buenos Aires And Seniors Inclusivity

    This article published in World Crunch describes the innovative work that another by-the-sea city, with a very  large elderly population is undertaking to improve place and home for senior citizens.  With a quarter of its residents, approximately 700,000 people as senior citizens,  the municipal government  “has forged a comprehensive plan, called PIAM, to revamp…

Toronto and those Count Down Pedestrian Signals

  Toronto’s Metro News has written about Countdown Pedestrian Signals . In Ontario its against the Highway Traffic Act to start crossing the street if the hand on the signal  is flashing. Of course people being human will dash across the street, or be too slow or infirm to make the crossing within the designated time. It…

Seniors, Visibility and the Walk and Be Seen Project

In 2016 11 pedestrians  died on Vancouver streets, the last being a senior who was struck by a car at Yew Street  and 49th Avenue. That is  one citizen a month that is being killed, and the majority of those deaths are senior Vancouverites.  If it was a disease and  not cars killing residents, we…

30 Kilometer Zones Reduce Pedestrian Accidents, Injury

  Some municipal transportation staff  believe that lower speed limits do not in fact slow vehicles, making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to also share the street. In Edmonton new lower speed signage around schools HAS slowed traffic. As reported in the Edmonton Metro News last Friday in areas around schools subject to new  30…


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