Albert Koehl was on the expert panel of the Chief Coroner’s 2012 pedestrian death review. He is a lawyer and founder of Bells on Bloor. Nancy Smith Lea participated in the 1998 Regional Coroner’s review of cycling fatalities. She is the Director of The Centre for Active Transportation.
As Toronto looks to spend an additional $22-million to make its roads safer, it’s time to implement life-saving solutions that already exist. Side-guards and sensors for trucks, among other devices and road-design changes, have been proposed before. But despite these recommendations and the release of visionary road safety plans, traffic deaths of people walking and bicycling continue to rise.
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