3 pedestrians struck in separate Toronto collisions Wednesday morning
Three people were struck in separate incidents at Elm Street and University Avenue, Dufferin Street and St. Clair Avenue West, and Steeles Avenue West and Martin Grove Road.
I wish people here weren't so god damn politically apathetic. We can do something about this. We can elect better representatives. We can follow the example of other cities who have successfully executed on Vision Zero. We can do better.
And these are just the ones that made it into the news; TPS Twitter doesn't post them all. Even if a pedestrian isn't killed, a serious injury has longtime physical, financial and emotional consequences for the victim and their family. I can only imagine what that person's quality of life becomes when their mobility and sense of independence changes in the blink of an eye due to road violence. We don't hear much followup about the hundreds of collisions where a ped or cyclist was taken to the hospital with serious or life-threatening injuries.
Entitled drivers don’t want to follow the rules of the road.
Pedestrians coming out of nowhere, as always. We should be licensing pedestrians and make them pay insurance if they want to walk across the road, it shouldn’t be solely drivers responsibility to cover for road safety.
Not surprised at University and Elm that intersection is a nightmare now with all the changes. Whoever decided in favour of those changes are in part responsible
Ya'll gonna post outrage in here, then go bitch about cars in /r/fuckcars or a comment section of notjustbikes. Most importantly, none of you will go and take political action that actually can impact how our city develops. How many of you attended meetings on pedestrian safety / road consultations / site development meetings? Every time I am in one of those meetings, it is full of people who drive in from suburbia, leading to anything that makes this city a bit more pedestrian friendly an afterthought. It is depressing.
edit: there are so many awful intersections in this city, combined with awful drivers who don't pay any attention and drive in Toronto as if it is a big village. From Pedestrian side - there are so many areas that need a crosswalk/elevated road design to force cars to slow down - but instead people are forced to jay walk, resulting in these collisions that shouldn't happen in 21st century.
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