Traffic Safety

Toronto's Traffic Department Couldn't Be More Wrong About Lane Widths

Murtaza Haider | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada
Murtaza Haider

While the City's traffic department sounds confident in its assertions, its recommended guidelines on lane widths are in stark contradiction to what we know from traffic engineering and safety studies. Narrower lane widths by default have higher accident rates. Even more disconcerting is the City's backgrounder on lane width guidelines, which states that traffic "throughput is independent of speed." Nothing could be more wrong about traffic flow than this statement.

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.