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VISION ZERO: Victim of Toronto’s deadly streets speaks out

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If you get hit by a car as a cyclist or as a pedestrian, the phone in your pocket is likely worth more than your life.  That's messed up. “If I never got on my bike again, they would have won,” … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: Toronto needs to plan around pedestrians, not drivers

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It's not about bad drivers.  It's not about bad pedestrians.  It's not about bad cyclists. It's about a badly planned system.  A system that causes death. “The thing that strikes me the most … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: New York City’s Vision Zero program sets strong example for Toronto

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Lessons from NYC, where their comprehensive Vision Zero campaign is seeing big results just a couple of years in... in 2015 New York saw the fewest deaths on their streets since they started keeping … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: Toronto mayor vows quicker action on road safety after intense criticism

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It looks like Mayor Tory and Public Works Chair Jaye Robinson have started to realize you can't promise to end road deaths in Toronto and then only commit to reducing deaths 20% over 10 years. The … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO FAILURE: Toronto says “Let’s Save Lives”, but not too many, because cars are more important, mmmkay?

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Today in "politicians failing people spectacularly", the mayor and chair of public works, Jaye Robinson, who *literally* just said “There’s no level of fatalities that are acceptable and my vision is … [Read more...]

VISION ZERO: Why Metro is pushing to fix Toronto’s deadly streets

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In advance of an road safety announcement today by Councillor Jaye Robinson, chair of the Public Works Committee, Metro newspaper has started a series of stories about the high death toll of designing … [Read more...]

NEWS: Riskiest spots for pedestrians and cyclists get new rules in road-safety plan

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The strategy, in the works for over a year, aims to reduce the number of vulnerable road users killed and hurt on the city’s roads. “I think the stats speak for themselves. We can no longer ignore … [Read more...]

GETTING LEGAL: Changes to Accident Benefits DO Impact Cyclists!

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Note: Singer Kwinter will be contributing a few posts to BikingToronto in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.   This post is about making sure you're aware of how changes to Ontario's … [Read more...]

FACEPALM: Should Toronto License its Cyclists and their Bikes?

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Licensing will totally make any idiot cyclists obey all the rules of the road. (pro tip: mode of travel doesn't indicate behaviour)  It's worked soooo well for car drivers.  If you don't believe me, … [Read more...]

MUST READ: All the collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists in just the last month

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NOW Magazine mapped the collisions involving cars and cyclists or pedestrians reported by police (and compiled by @StruckTOBot, covered in this blog post) in just May 2016. In just 1 month, 10 … [Read more...]