Comment 121760

By RobF (registered) | Posted July 26, 2017 at 20:13:29 in reply to Comment 121755

I remember the article above, which explained why things seemed so wonky on James North and Ottawa Street, etc. I tend to agree with Frances: to a large degree we are dealing with a cultural mindset amongst the driving public that sees pedestrians (and cyclists) as obstacles that don't have the same right to space as free flowing traffic. My favorite examples are on mountain access roads where James and Wentworth stairs cross them ... high-speed traffic, poor sight-lines, and signs that say "wait for gap". I generally don't have much difficulty making the crossing safely, but it is rare that drivers slow-down much when people are crossing during "gaps".

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