UrbanToronto.ca: Civic Engagement Enhanced by New Planning Review Panel

“Nancy Smith Lea, Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, was joined by Brian Moore, who currently works with the Ontario Government on the implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, in commenting on Popper’s presentation. Queens Quay was mentioned as an example of a complete street, but Smith Lea raised the issue of conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists along this corridor. Moore agreed, stating that as a visually impaired person, there needs to be more delineation between bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure than merely a painted line. They both approved of the general intent to make streets more accessible for all users, with Smith Lea especially hoping that the guidelines would not be a voluntary exercise resulting in a piecemeal implementation.”

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Posted On: April 5, 2016