Article: "Walking the Walk on Toronto's Pedestrian Charter"
Former Chair of the TTC Adam Giambrone, writing for Now Toronto, has recently published an article discussing the importance of investment in infrastructure and policies that support pedestrians in Toronto. Giambrone points out that most citizens walk regularly, whether exclusively or to connect with transit, and that improvements to the walking environment will help the city meet economic and environmental challenges. The article includes several ideas that would contribute to a walking culture in the city, such as benches, drinking fountains, better snow-cleared paths, and ground-level retail on main avenues. He challenges Toronto to build on the success of the Toronto Pedestrian Charter, unveiled by Toronto City Council in 2002.