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

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

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

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!

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?

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

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...]

OH YEAH!  Toronto Twitter bot tracks pedestrian and cyclist collisions

If you visit/share/RT only 1 twitter account today, make it @StruckTOBot.  The creator, James Tubbs, is totally right - most of Toronto just goes "oh, someone else was killed by a car... ho-hum", like … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! Torontoist made Useful Posters for the TTC’s Next Pedestrian Awareness Campaign

Big props to Torontoist, who took horrible victim-blaming TTC ads and modified them into useful ones that placed responsibility for deaths on our streets where it belongs - with drivers. Best part? … [Read more...]

FACEPALM: Toronto Tells Pedestrians to Fix Their Clothes Instead of Fixing Its Streets

Great job TTC.  Blame the victims. 64 people died on the streets of Toronto in 2015.  38 of them were pedestrians.  4 of them were cyclists.  Only 20% of pedestrian fatalities (according to a 2012 … [Read more...]

NEWS: Is the car becoming a ‘weapon of choice’?

“We really need new laws that protect vulnerable road users,” said Patrick Brown, who has been suing drivers involved in collisions with pedestrians and cyclists for the past 20 years.“My clients are … [Read more...]

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