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  1. read that you are the pedestrian guy
    If you know of a pedestrian group or committee
    please let me know.
    liz creswick
    downtrodden pedestrian
    enemies: electric ‘scooters’ used by many people who don’t really need them,
    bicycles on sidewalks, skateboard users, 4 abreast teenagers, etc.
    thanks

  2. I’d like to implore pedestrians to educate each other on the power of eye contact. It is critically important for pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings as they walk, no less than drivers, cyclists or anyone else who use shared spaces.

    I’m constantly amazed at how many people typically walk right out into a cross walk, or off a streetcar, with what I can only describe as a resolute refusal to look left/right before stepping into harm’s way.

    Even when pedestrians have the right of way, any other vehicle who fails to acknowledge that right of way and collides with a pedestrian will suffer less physical hurt.

    You’ll see by my blog that I am not a pedestrian hater. Quite on the contrary, I celebrate and advocate for a walkable city and the benefits of urban living which includes – nay, is in large part thanks to – being able to walk as a preferred, by-choice, form of transportation between work, home, school, shops and services, and public transit.

    I absolutely applaud your organizing for advocacy, it is greatly needed. In the meantime, however, safety first, protect yourselves.

    http://torontomyway.blogspot.ca/2010/01/walk-walk.html
    http://torontomyway.blogspot.ca/2010/05/health-and-city.html
    http://torontomyway.blogspot.ca/2010/01/roms-crystal-i-love-it.html
    http://torontomyway.blogspot.ca/2010/05/bixi.html

  3. I’d like to implore pedestrians to educate each other on the power of eye contact. It is critically important for pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings as they walk, no less than drivers, cyclists or anyone else who use shared spaces.

    I’m constantly amazed at how many people typically walk right out into a cross walk, or off a streetcar, with what I can only describe as a resolute refusal to look left/right before stepping into harm’s way.

    Even when pedestrians have the right of way, any other vehicle who fails to acknowledge that right of way and collides with a pedestrian will suffer less physical hurt.

    You’ll see by my blog that I am not a pedestrian hater. Quite on the contrary, I celebrate and advocate for a walkable city and the benefits of urban living which includes – nay, is in large part thanks to – being able to walk as a preferred, by-choice, form of transportation between work, home, school, shops and services, and public transit.

    I absolutely applaud your organizing for advocacy, it is greatly needed. In the meantime, however, safety first, protect yourselves.

    http://torontomyway.blogspot.ca/2010/01/walk-walk.html
    http://torontomyway.blogspot.ca/2011/07/pay-attention.html
    http://torontomyway.blogspot.ca/2010/05/health-and-city.html
    http://torontomyway.blogspot.ca/2010/01/roms-crystal-i-love-it.html
    http://torontomyway.blogspot.ca/2010/05/bixi.html

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