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Walk Toronto will be at Open Streets TO Sunday Sept. 16 from 10-2. We’ll be at the hub on Yonge just north of Wellesley.
We’lll be featuring accessibility experiences, including the Alinker mobility device, and “Walk a block for a new vision”
By Daniella Levy-Pinto
I am a pedestrian and also totally blind. Road safety literature, signage and campaigns urge pedestrians to make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street. People like me can neither make eye contact to communicate or negotiate a street crossing nor watch for inattentive drivers who may not have seen us in the crosswalk.
As Waterfront Toronto looks to develop the walking, cycling and transit infrastructure on Queen’s Quay east of Yonge Street, Walk Toronto has prepared a report on the issues facing pedestrians in the design of the already-developed western portion of Queen’s Quay.
Walk Toronto, in partnership with TCAT, 8-80 Cities, Cycle Toronto, and Friends and Families for Safe Streets, launched #BuildTheVisionTO: Safe and Active Streets for All, a set of 15 municipal election priorities for building streets where people of all ages and abilities can get around actively, sustainably and safely. A survey is being distributed to all of Toronto’s mayoral and city council candidates to gauge their support for the 15 priority actions.
Walk Toronto is hosting a Complete Streets Party for 100in1day on June 2. Design your own complete street through our interactive complete street party. Lounge, play, interact as we takeover this crazy strip of Dundas. This intervention is located near market 707 with interesting complete street opportunities.
Join us on Saturday April 14 for a stroll around a downtown street where we’ll map, scribble, photograph and discuss what makes a street safe and attractive for pedestrians, and what can make it better. By the end of this training, you’ll have an easy to use street audit tool that you can use in your neighbourhood or on a Jane’s Walk.
Are you outraged by the number of pedestrian deaths and injuries in Toronto? Are you fed up with City Council’s lack of strong action to create safer streets for people on foot? Join Walk Toronto, Friends and Families for Safe Streets, and other allies in a Die-In for Safe Streets in Nathan Phillips Square.
Walk Toronto is proud to be a co-signatory of an open letter from North York residents and sustainable transportation advocacy groups supporting the “Transform Yonge” plan to widen sidewalks and add bike lanes on Yonge St. in downtown North York.
Walk Toronto has written to the Toronto District School Board to support Trustee Pamela Gough’s motion to support winter walking by students in various ways.
Walk Toronto has written to Barbara Gray, General Manager, Transportation Services to seek an explanation for why increased speed limit signs were posted on Bayview Ave. before they were approved by City Council.