“The ongoing and increasing traffic deaths indicate it clearly has not been effective,” said Yvonne Verlinden, project manager at the Centre for Active Transportation.
“It’s been a lot of quick fixes and putting up signage … There was hope that would lead to results and clearly it hasn’t.”
Verlinden said speed limits can have a “huge” impact.
“If you get hit by a vehicle moving at 30 kilometres an hour, that’s a very different situation from getting hit at 60 kilometres an hour,” she said, noting that suburbs have many high-speed roads where people walk.
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