An image from Port Coquitlam's pedestrian safety marketing program
Good morning, commuters. I draw your attention to page seven of today's 24 Hours newspaper and my latest column titled "Don’t forget about walking safety". I've already received some interesting comments by email, including folks from our transit system who really know who are the biggest culprits when it comes to pedestrians not paying attention to traffic:
it's "the absolutely clueless ones on Robson Street who don't even pay lip service to the idea that anyone else is around them -- and have no idea that they need to integrate into the rest of the system"
Anyway, that sounds like the seeds of a good debate. So let me ask our readers – how can we improve pedestrian safety and make Vancouver a more walkable city?
Are we so concerned with the welfare of two and four-wheeled travelers in Vancouver that we're not paying attention to those who walk? Vancouver will host a conference on walking – Walk 21 – next year in the fall, that will surely kick off a debate.
Also, I highly recommend Frances Bula's recent feature story in Vancouver Magazine, which partly inspired my 24 Hours op/ed.
- post by Mike