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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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