Pedestrians

Awareness, Better Winter Coat Are Part Of Pedestrian Safety

Jane Macdougall | Posted 02.21.2014 | 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.

Re-think Robson Square Without Permanent Closure

Mike Klassen | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

Close Robson Street first, then ask the public what they think afterward. That's what was announced this week in Vancouver. City voters by now are used to the "act first, consult later" antics of the Vision government. Make no mistake — the permanent closure of Robson Square is a done deal. Since the 2010 Olympics I've spoken to many people who object to the permanent closure of Robson Street. One realtor pointed out to me that on one side of the square you can sell haute couture; on the other side you can sell pizza by the slice. Blocking the street has done little to improve the appeal of Robson Street between Howe Street and BC Place. Keeping the street open in their view is important to its success. It helped moderate my own view on closing off 800-block Robson.

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...

It's Time to Protect Toronto's Cars From Reckless Pedestrians

Linwood Barclay | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada
Linwood Barclay

The Fords understand that happy cars and happy drivers make for a happy city. And while there are any number of things that can contribute to the unhappiness of a car and its driver -- high gas prices, tree sap, bicycles -- the pedestrian is right there at the top of the list.

Saint John, NB's Urban Renewal Should Be Pedestrian and Eco-Friendly

Hassan Arif | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada
Hassan Arif

In large part, a city's reputation rests on its central core, with a decayed and hollowed out inner-city tarnishing a community's reputation (even if it may have clean and affluent suburbs) and a healthy city core being a source of civic pride that encourages tourism and new migrants to move to the city.

Bike Lane Infrastructure Pays Dividends

David Suzuki | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

In some European cities, planners are finding that making life more difficult for drivers while providing incentives for people to take transit, walk, or cycle creates numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and smog-related health problems to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and making cities safer and friendlier.