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: Hi-Lo-rise infill buildings

Amidst the discussion of the potential and challenges of building new mid-rise buildings to increase density along Toronto’s... Read More

REID: The Unilever lands and housing

The Unilever Precinct (also sometimes called “East Harbour”) is a large district of Toronto ready for development east of downtown... Read More

REID: Pollution and the fall and rise of urbanism

The resurgence of urbanism – the desire to live and work in dense, compact central cities – in 21st century North America and Europe... Read More

“Distracted walking” laws make no sense

The spectre of “distracted walking” apparently haunts our streets. The scare has been raised again through a private... Read More

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