Comment 82947

By mikeonthemountain (registered) | Posted November 15, 2012 at 16:52:34 in reply to Comment 82944

Here you go. How much death shall we list in order to please you? Just a couple blocks away from this 'isolated incident':

"The collision broke the man’s leg, and left his mangled wheelchair sprawled on the road."

"We’re told walking is a healthy activity. But that’s only true if we manage to reach our destination without being run over. And fewer Toronto pedestrians this year are arriving alive."

"according to Ontario’s Deputy Chief Coroner, Toronto averages five pedestrian accidents per day."

"With a rapidly aging population and more people of all ages yearning for a car-less lifestyle, we would all benefit from more walkable neighbourhoods. Indeed, we urge people to walk because it’s better for their health and the environment than driving. We owe them a greater degree of safety. Walking to the grocery store shouldn’t be an extreme sport."

Earlier this week I saw an elderly man almost get mowed down in the middle of Garth under exactly the circumstances excerpted from the latter link:

"Seniors accounted for more than a third of the 95 pedestrian deaths. Little surprise when wide arterials are hard to get across at any pace, let alone slowly or with a cane or walker."

I'm not trying to be bull-headed when I ask, do you not care? In Europe and many US and Canadian cities safety features are being put in place to at least mitigate human error in these situations, while we club each other over the head with ideology like a bunch of apes, instead of doing something about it.

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