Accessible Walkability~The Fabric of Community

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…

“Road Violence” Killing Pedestrians, and Why Slower Speeds Are Crucial

  Patrick Brown is a Toronto based criminal injury lawyer-and he was recently on CBC Radio’s Ontario Today discussing something we at Price Tags have pondered-Where the heck is the criminal  sentencing and consequences when at fault drivers maim and kill pedestrians and cyclists? Mr. Brown maintains that in Ontario “special status” has been given to drivers, meaning…

Walking “Sheds” and Why They Matter

  From the brilliant minds of  Public Square, Robert Steuteville writes about the return to compact walking friendly neighbourhoods, with shops and services in close walking distance. When the City of Vancouver developed Greenways, we said that these streets which favour walking and biking ahead of vehicular traffic should be a twenty-minute walk or a…

Accessibility Audits Provide for Universal Walkability

The Rick Hansen Foundation has announced an Accessibility Certification Program providing accessibility audits to ensure barrier-free experiences for people with mobility, vision and hearing disabilities. These standards also make it as easy as possible for people with walkers and young families with strollers to use buildings, public streets, walkways and parks. The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) has…


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