Comment 110350

By ScreenCarp (registered) | Posted March 20, 2015 at 23:12:20 in reply to Comment 110336

From "Are Child Pedestrians at Increased Risk of Injury on One-way Compared to Two-way Streets?"

Unfortunately, our inability to adjust for many of these variables limits our ability to isolate the responsible factor which increases the risk on Hamilton’s one-way streets.

Don't confuse correlation and causation. The study found poor children were up to 7 times more likely to be injured on the street and 75% of injuries on one way streets also occurred in poor neighbourhoods.

the downtown core of Hamilton consists almost entirely of one-way streets as does most of the surrounding and poorer neighbourhoods... Children who spend time downtown therefore are exposed to more multi-laned one-way street thoroughfares. Also, poorer kids are more likely to walk to school and play on the streets and so they are exposed to more street crossings and vehicles.

It's far from conclusive.

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