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.

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

Pedestrian countdown signals reduce collisions

Last Thursday, a car performed an astonishingly dangerous turn in front of traffic at Lake Shore Blvd. and Bay. It collided with... Read More

Checking out Ottawa’s new Bank St.

I was in Ottawa last weekend and strolled along Bank St. in the Glebe neighbourhood, which was recently re-done with new street... Read More

The elegance of the plastic bag fee

The plastic bag issue is returning to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday. City staff are recommending a... Read More

Toronto Walking Policy Resources

A wide range of City of Toronto policies affect walking, but it’s not always easy to know about them or find them. This post... Read More