Pedestrian Safety

Traffic Rules And Road Design Are Public Health Issues

Michel Grignon | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Living
Michel Grignon

More than 300 pedestrians are killed by motorists in Canada each year. In Toronto alone, 163 pedestrians have been killed since 2011. But it doesn't have to be this way. Most collisions between pedestrians and vehicles are, one could argue, "by design" -- policy design, that is.

Union Station's 'Pedestrian Friendly' Street Is Anything But

Murtaza Haider | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

In the name of beautifying streets and the desire to create urban promenades, we often end up with poorly planned arterials that subject pedestrians and others to unnecessary safety risks. Look no further than the Front Street at Union Station in Toronto, where every morning a flood of commuters inundates the neighbouring streets.

Pedestrian Safety Must Be Part Of The Urban Transit Conversation

Jon Packer | Posted 10.29.2016 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

On the morning of Oct. 28, 2015, 12 pedestrians were struck by cars in the City of Toronto. While some would say it's the result of a wet, grey day, this statistic follows an average of six pedestrians being hit each day, a stunningly high number set to increase as density intensifies and our population ages.

Awareness, Better Winter Coat Are Part Of Pedestrian Safety

Jane Macdougall | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jane Macdougall

Each year in B.C., about 65 pedestrians don't survive a collision with a vehicle. My sister-in-law was one of the lucky ones. Lucky, if you count spending two months in hospital, having a steel plate in your leg, and requiring a cane to walk, as luck.

Vancouver Pedestrian Deaths Soar

CBC | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver Police Department records show more pedestrians die on city streets than any other road user, and city hall is looking to do something about...

What's The Rush, Edmonton? Don't Plow Down My Kids In The Crosswalk

Darcie Cameron | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Alberta
Darcie Cameron

It is when I'm standing with my kids in the middle of the crosswalk intersection waiting for the other side of cars to stop for us that I dream of owning a tomato gun. I could shoot at the car speeding by - obviously oblivious to the world - as they are busy picking their nose.

Are Headphones Causing Pedestrian Deaths?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new U.S. study looking at injuries and deaths of pedestrians who were wearing headphones finds that trains were involved in more than half...

WATCH: Man Survives Crash With Calgary C-Train

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada

A series of accidents between pedestrians and Calgary C-Trains has police sending out a grim warning to that city's citizens. Watch where you're going...