Accessible Walkability~The Fabric of Community

“Seniors Safety Zones” Toronto’s Answer to Road Violence?

Ben Spurr of the Toronto Star reports on the City of Toronto’s response to the fact that 37 of the 43 pedestrians killed in Toronto in 2016-a staggering 86 per cent-were seniors over 55 years.  Mayor John Tory stated: It was the deadliest year for pedestrians in more than a decade, and also the worst year…

Making New York City’s Fifth Avenue into a Pedestrian Mall

Dna info reports that the New York City Police Department is finding it challenging to have a President-elect living in New York City. “The massive NYPD presence around Trump Tower is costing the city millions of dollars, which has yet to be reimbursed by the federal government, to the alarm of Mayor Bill de Blasio and…

Montreal’s Innovative Neighbourhood Inspired Pedestrian Projects

Sometimes its easier just to get out of the box, build something, call it a demonstration project-and if it is successful, make it permanent. As CBC reports that is exactly what the City of Montreal is doing on Atwater, Roy and  Wellington Streets. The City of Montreal will spend $1.7 million dollars over three years to transform…

Curbing Road Violence Against Pedestrians-Peter Ladner Weighs In

“For some reason, we’ve come to accept this road violence against pedestrians as part of the wallpaper of urban living – even as “walkable cities” are the holy grail of city planning everywhere.”  Peter Ladner in his latest editorial in Business in Vancouver calls it for what it is: we have an epidemic of Road Violence…

“Some Element of Driver Distraction” responsible for Road Violence

On the south side of the Fraser River,  Delta Chief of Police Neil Dubord is well-known for his community policing approach, and for the motto of the Delta Police Force-“No Call Too Small”.  There have been devastating  fatalities from road violence in Delta. In Tsawwassen with a population of  just over 20,000  two separate fatalities of elderly…


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