Comment 110607

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted March 26, 2015 at 19:16:06 in reply to Comment 110606

And compare with this very different Globe and Mail article from September 29, 2014:

Meanwhile, Vancouver has just reported its lowest rate of pedestrian fatalities in 80 years; only one person killed this year (the city has an official goal of zero fatalities per year).


“Vancouver’s legacy is that it started with an aggressive vision in 1997, and it was followed by political will to carry through into real investment,” Prof. Frank says. That investment includes pedestrian-friendly initiatives such as widening sidewalks, narrowing intersections, raising crosswalks and lengthening crossing times at traffic lights. Twelve per cent of Vancouverites walk to work, and why wouldn’t they? They’ve got pretty scenery and reasonably low odds of ending up stuck to someone’s bumper.

Note that Vancouver's big drop in pedestrian collisions started in 1996.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2015-03-26 19:16:57

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