By Fallon Hewitt and Devon Imrie
According to the Toronto Police Service, 35 pedestrians have lost their lives in traffic related incidents this year in Toronto. These numbers put a new emphasis on the issue of pedestrian and cyclist safety.
On Oct. 21, TPS put out a news release reflecting on these numbers and encouraging safe walking strategies for the city that were as simply put as knowing your surroundings.
Aside from these tips, the city itself is hoping to curb pedestrian and cyclist fatalities with their five-year, $80-million road safety plan. The plan, approved in July, would lower speed limits on a number of roads, and establish pedestrian and senior safety zones by altering signal timing and signage.