Balancing vibrancy and accessibility: new rules for sidewalk patios

In the current issue of Spacing, I mention sidewalk patios as an example of the dual role of sidewalks, as both a place and a... Read More

REID: Busting some myths about pedestrian collisions

Toronto Public Health published a report this week analyzing the police statistics for collisions where vehicles hit pedestrians and... Read More

REID: Slowly moving towards speed reductions in Toronto

In the most recent issue of Spacing, I wrote about how the idea of “slow zones” is being overtaken by universal speed... Read More

Remembering an Olympic scramble intersection party

As City Council considers removal of the scramble at Bay and Bloor, many issues are up for debate: safety, usage levels and traffic... Read More

EVENT: A Walk With “Born to Walk” author Dan Rubinstein

Walk Toronto is hosting a walk with journalist and author Dan Rubinstein, who is about to publish his new book Born to Walk: The... Read More

What the Spadina subway overrun means for Scarborough, pt. 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: Read part one of this series published yesterday When private firms invest in new equipment, the managers must... Read More

REID: That’s a nice laneway, but it’s no woonerf

One of the more intriguing elements of the West Don Lands development was the promise that it would include some... Read More

REID: To press or not to press: a guide to pedestrian buttons

I’ve seen a few inquiries recently by people who noticed pedestrian signal push-buttons being installed at major intersections... Read More

The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto’s crosswalks

Crossing the street in Toronto has been a potentially deadly challenge for almost a century. Until the 1950s, when the number of... Read More

REID: Laneways as shared spaces

Last week, I was part of a panel discussion about the potential of Toronto’s laneways, organized by The Laneways Project. I... Read More