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: 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

Book Review – How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City

Walking was the primary way that people got around cities from the time cities first emerged until the 20th century. But, argues Joan... Read More

The signal distance factor — safe crossing “deserts”

Pedestrians are often accused of putting themselves in danger by crossing wide, fast streets at locations where there is no traffic... Read More

The curious origin of the original low-floor streetcar

Toronto is in the (unexpectedly slow) process of getting new low-floor streetcars. The goal of these new cars is accessibility —... Read More

Grow Op: Urbanism, Landscape & Contemporary Art

It’s spring in the city, and what better way to get in the mood for the new season in Toronto than checking out an exhibit that... Read More

Do you have to shovel your sidewalk?

In the City of Toronto, the city will clear some local sidewalks when it snows a certain amount, but other people are required to... Read More

How about food bikes?

This spring, I was fortunate to be able to spend a few days in Paris. The city is in the midst of trying to reclaim the banks of the... Read More