Pedestrian Media Attention Continues
In the last TCAT News we noted that the bulk of the Toronto media coverage of January’s pedestrian fatalities was unbalanced by concentrating more on pedestrian behaviour than on street design. We are happy to report that there has been some excellent coverage in recent weeks. Follow the links below for some of the best we’ve seen or heard.
- Design Flaws: An audio interview with Paul Hess, professor of urban planning at the University of Toronto, on CBC’s Metro Morning.
- Anatomy of a Toronto street corner. Christopher Hume, Toronto Star, examines how poorly pedestrians are being served at Bay and Front.
- Car-friendly suburban streets can be deadly for pedestrians. Toronto Star opinion piece written by Dylan Reid, Co-Chair of the Toronto Pedestrian Committee, and associate editor of Spacing magazine.
- Who’s to blame: jaywalkers or drivers? Jane Farrow, Executive Director of Jane’s Walk is interviewed in a Globe and Mail video. (Jane’s interview starts at 0.48)
- Why did the police take aim at pedestrians? Dylan Reid, Spacing, provides an analysis of the police’s pedestrian ticketing blitz.
- Maybe we’d all be safer jaywalking. Christopher Hume, Toronto Star, critiques the crackdown on “jaywalking” and points out that in the majority of the recent fatalities, the pedestrians were crossing legally.
Posted On: February 9, 2010