Dylan Reid is a senior editor at Spacing Magazine. He has also written articles for NOW magazine and the uTOpia books. He was co-chair of the Toronto Pedestrian Committee 2007-2010, was one of the founders of the Toronto Coalition (now Centre) for Active Transportation, and is a co-founder of Walk Toronto. Dylan is also a Fellow at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto.

REID: “You cannot talk fatalities down” – international insights on walking and cycling

When I asked Anders Lie, the Swedish expert on the Vision Zero traffic safety program, about cities (like Toronto) where politicians... Read More

REID: Transforming Buenos Aires

A radical transformation of the centre of Buenos Aires, Argentina, combining a new Bus Rapid Transit project and a... Read More

REID: The value of federal support for cycling

Canadian bike and walking advocates have been working to try to get the federal government to engage with, and provide financial... Read More

REID: Pity the poor operator: success and failure in subway systems

I attended the International Transport Forum May 31-June 2 on behalf of Spacing, and over the next few days will report some of the... Read More

Stand right, walk left: the escalator algorithm

When Spacing asked Torontonians for their insights into Toronto public etiquette, one of the clearest and most repeated messages we... Read More

REID: Look to backyard housing too when talking laneway housing

Last week saw another of the regular surges of interest in laneway houses in Toronto. But we should also look to backyards without... Read More

Do “Slow Down” lawn signs actually work?

“Slow Down, Kids at Play” lawn signs proliferated in Toronto in the last couple of years as part of a private campaign in... Read More

REID: Dissecting the pedestrian countdown

The most important thing to realize about the pedestrian countdown signal is that it is only relevant to people who start crossing... Read More

Book Review: Toronto Then and Now

Toronto Then and Now is an elegant, large-format coffee table book that highlights the past and present of some of Toronto’s... Read More

REID: Is there (sometimes) induced demand in housing?

A recent study divided U.S. cities into “expensive” and “expansive” categories when it comes to housing. The... Read More