Accessible Walkability~The Fabric of Community

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…

The Future for Seniors? It’s all about Walkable Communities

The New York Times reports on a new phenomenon-the seniors are leading the way in retirement by showing us how we SHOULD be living-in walkable communities. While people look for a comfortable house that works for families when they are younger,  “aging in place” is not necessarily the right term for older folks-“aging in community” appears…

Designing or Ticketing Our Way to Safer Streets?

Fastcoexist.com weighs in on something we all think about: is the way to stop vehicular crashes a design one? Should we be insisting that engineers design better roads? The answer is yes, by slimming vehicle lanes down,  factored in with the magical ingredient of slower speeds. Slower cars means safer roads, and while adding speed cameras and…

35,000 People Died. That’s the Population of Penticton B.C.

  Did you know that 35,092 Americans died on roads last year. They were drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. They all had families. They didn’t think they would be dead.  A population of 35,092 is similar to the population of Penticton, Powell River, or Prince Albert. It is a lot of people. Tree Hugger author Lloyd Alter…


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