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.

Jennifer Keesmaat talk about walking to school

Walk Toronto is hosting a talk by Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmat about walking to school on Feb. 12, to be followed by its 2014... Read More

The difference between a fee and a tax for city governments

Before the holidays I got into a discussion with Ed Keenan about whether there is a difference between a fee and a tax. In an article... Read More

Book Review: Thinking about Yonge-Dundas Square

2013 is not only the 10th anniversary of Spacing, but also the 10th anniversary of Yonge-Dundas Square. The two anniversaries are... Read More

REID: An opportunity at Yonge + Bloor

Yonge and Bloor is one of the most notable intersections in Toronto, the meeting of our central north-south street with one of our... Read More

Walking in Moscow

While Moscow can’t be described as a pedestrian-friendly city (see below), it is expanding its pedestrian zones with remarkable... Read More

Reading List: Urban Code

I just finished a curious little book called Urban Code: 100 Lessons for Understanding the City. It’s by two Swiss architects... Read More

REID: Re-engineering road standards for cities

For a long time, road engineering standards have been a bane of good city-building. Generally designed to enable cars and trucks to... Read More

REID: Making it safer to walk to school

As is so often the case, it has taken a tragedy to get politicians talking about improving walking safety. This week, it was the... Read More

Considering the Bay/Bloor pedestrian scramble

Last night I attended a public meeting about changes to the intersection of Bay and Bloor, including a proposal by the City to remove... Read More

REID: Toronto is not a grid

We usually think of Toronto — at least the older part of it — as being based on a grid of streets. One of the city’s free weekly... Read More