Week in review: Nov 5, 2016

Consultations and feedback deadlines

Vision Zero

  • 91 year old man struck at Vanier and Shelley, dies of injuries (The Record)
  • Victim blaming: Pedestrian shaming campaigns have got to stop (Curbed), Pedestrian advocates protest new safety campaign (CBC), Speeding, reckless turns, and hungry wolves: stop blaming pedestrians for dangerous drivers (Metro)
  • Stemming the tide: Slow down and stop the killing (The Star), How driverless cars could empower pedestrians (CityLab)


  • Money: Ontario seeking feedback on how to spend $150-225M from climate change action plan funds for cycling infrastructure & initiatives
  • King Street too: Bikes belong on Main Street because bikes are not primarily used for commuting (People for Bikes)
  • Halloween scare:


  • Light rail: Metrolinx contract squabble with Bombardier won’t affect ION (CBC)
  • GO: Kitchener-Waterloo joint services agreement makes GO trains a priority (Waterloo Chronicle)
  • Transit oriented development: Solving the last mile problem (Ryerson City Building Institute)
  • Privatization: What’s at stake when private companies like Uber poach riders from public transit (The Atlantic)