Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The quick, the safe and the cyclist

Speed kills. Toronto's medical officer of health, Dave McKeown, has been warning us about that since 2012. As his report, Road To Health: Improving Walking And Cycling in Toronto, shows, there's an 85 per cent chance that a pedestrian struck by a car travelling at 50 km/h will be killed. The fatality rate decreases to less than 5 per cent when a car's doing 30 km/h. That's why on June 22, Toronto and East York Community Council voted to reduce the speed limit to 30 km/h on all local residential roads within its jurisdiction, with phase-in beginning in September. Read more.

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