By Glyn Bowerman Metro Torstar News Service fileToronto has made a lot of effort to keep cyclists safe, including cordoning off cycling lanes from traffic. Reducing speed limits may be one of the biggest jumps the city could make. It’s time we stopped treating our neighbourhoods like speed bumps. We’ve heard a lot of bunk […]
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By Robson Fletcher Reducing the standard speed limit in residential areas to 40 km/h is an idea that has “merit” and would almost certainly save lives, the city’s transportation chief said Monday, but it would be “cumbersome” for Calgary to do without provincial legislation.Citing “very, very clear” data on pedestrian fatalities, transportation general manager Mac […]
Decreasing traffic speeds increases the amount of time drivers have to react to road hazards, potentially averting collisions, and makes crashes that do happen less severe. Boston’s regional planning agency, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), conducted a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) that examined the […]
Slowing Down Will Get You Through a Traffic Jam Faster Measures to Minimize Bottlenecks Emphasize the Importance of Cutting Your Speed Article borrowed from The Wall Street Journal Written by JO CRAVEN MCGINTY Updated Nov. 7, 2014 1:50 p.m. ET The next time you spend an hour in stop-and-go traffic, go ahead—blame the drivers. Chances […]
Link to article click here Published by the Toronto Star – Friday, September 5, 2014 Slow down: Ontario moves to cut speed limits on residential streets Government expects to introduce an amendment in the fall to drop the limit to 40 km/h from 50 to save lives, minister says JENNIFER PAGLIARO / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO Community […]
More cities are lowering traffic speed limits, but does it actually make roads safer? TOM BABIN, CALGARY HERALD More from Tom Babin, Calgary Herald – http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/more-cities-are-lowering-speed-limits-but-does-it-actually-make-roads-safer Published on: July 10, 2014 – Last Updated: November 26, 2014 11:08 AM MST After the 12-year-old boy in her neighbourhood was killed by a sport-utility vehicle, Jodi Morel started to […]
Calgary traffic fatalities nearly doubled Edmonton’s total in 2013 By Robson Fletcher – Metro http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1082026/calgarys-traffic-fatalities-nearly-doubled-edmontons-total-in-2013/ A total of 40 people were killed on city streets in 2013, up 39 per cent from the previous five-year average. A growing number of community leaders are calling for lower speed limits as newly published data shows Calgary streets were […]
Bloomberg Post – link here By Freeman Klopott Jun 20, 2014 7:24 AM MT Save A bill that would allow New York City to lower its speed limit to 25 miles per hour was approved by the state legislature. The measure, backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would reduce the limit in most areas from 30 miles (48 […]
Calgary dog recovering after being hit by car that didn’t stop By Jill Croteau and Jenna Bridges Global News A Calgary family is feeling lucky after their family pet was hit by a vehicle and dragged down the street Tuesday. Bugsey, a two-year-old Doberman cross, was struck while being loaded into her dog walker’s vehicle. “She was loading Bugsey into […]
- Temporary Sidewalks Part of Calgary’s Effort to Help Pedestrians.
- Where the Rubber Meets the Road: The current situation is a system failure
- Where the Rubber Meets the Road: speed is the most important factor to regulate
- Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Total Cost per Capita
- Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Child pedestrians Seven times more likely to be hospitalized