Category: Policy

Toronto–Danforth by-election candidates talk about cycling

By , March 8, 2012 11:32 am

Ward 29 forms the northern half of the federal Toronto–Danforth riding and we’re in the final two weeks of the campaign to elect a new Member of Parliament on March 19. We asked all eleven registered candidates several questions about cycling issues and activities that affect Toronto–Danforth residents. Eight candidates sent us detailed responses. Read on for each candidate’s complete answers to our questions:

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Toronto’s Walking Strategy

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By , May 19, 2009 6:17 am

Ward 29 Bikes is proud to support Toronto’s recently-adopted Walking Strategy. We believe that all forms of active transportation should be respected and encouraged, and that neighbourhoods designed around the needs of pedestrians (and by extension, cyclists) are stronger, safer communities. Any successful public policy must prioritize people above vehicles. The Walking Strategy does that in part by reducing conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians.

Minor measures such as restricting right turns on red lights at some intersections will go a long way toward making the public realm safer. “The Walking Strategy is not anti-car, it’s pro-people,” said Val Dodge, a member of Ward 29 Bikes. Member Luke Siragusa added, “The safety and welfare of pedestrians should receive top priority.”

We believe that safe streets for pedestrians mean safe streets for everyone and therefore endorse Toronto’s Walking Strategy as a step in the right direction. We are all pedestrians.

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