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Walk Toronto writes to Deputy City Manager about choice of next General Manager, Transportation Services

Walk Toronto has written a letter to John Livey, Deputy City Manager, Cluster B at the City of Toronto, about the upcoming hiring of a new General Manager, Transportation Services for the municipal government.

Walk Toronto emphasized the importance of this decision for Toronto’s pedestrians. The letter says, in part:

Walk Toronto feels that it is essential for Toronto to choose someone who is fully in tune with the new reality of North American cities – where walking (along with cycling and transit) is no longer an afterthought but rather a primary focus of transportation policy. Toronto needs someone who has a vision for a sustainable city where walking is fully accessible, safe, and appealing, and who is able and willing to begin a transformation of the City of Toronto’s transportation policy to meet this new reality.

Read the full text of the letter (PDF)