So far this year, 22 pedestrians and one cyclist have been killed on Toronto’s roads, according to police. The city is on track to match the 40 pedestrian fatalities it posted in 2013, which was the highest single-year total in the past decade.
On Monday, one of the worst days for cyclists and pedestrians, saw 11 bikers and 9 pedestrians involved in an accident. Const. Clint Stibbe said the force typically sees about six pedestrian collisions a day, and it’s particularly unusual to see such high numbers in the early summer. It isn’t until later in the year, when darkness falls earlier, that numbers tend to spike.
Tasha Kheiriddin spoke with Patrick Brown, Lawyer and Safe Streets Advocate, about the importance of sharing the roads with cyclists and pedestrians, and what we can do to avoid accidents from occuring.