Great piece in the Star about how Toronto wants to be “World Class” but is unwilling to make itself safe for people, basically.
As Toronto is attempting to position itself as a progressive, global city, in part by encouraging people to leave their automobiles at home, the fact remains: it’s wild out here.
Earlier this month, a particularly alarming spate of accidents among cars, pedestrians and cyclists highlighted this point. There were 18 reported collisions and one death in less than 24 hours.
Afterwards, Mayor John Tory also called our 10-year record high in traffic deaths “profoundly unacceptable.” It’s been reported elsewhere that commuting cyclists and pedestrians in Toronto are twice as likely as Montrealers and three times more likely than Vancouverites to be hit by a vehicle.