“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

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

Do “Slow Down” lawn signs actually work?

“Slow Down, Kids at Play” lawn signs proliferated in Toronto in the last couple of years as part of a private campaign in... Read More

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

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 001 with Janette Sadik-Khan

Welcome to the return of Spacing Radio, a monthly podcast that uncovers Toronto and Canadian urbanism. In episode 001, we sit down... Read More

Lost and found in the PATH: the case for new wayfinding

This summer, a pilot project will be launched to test a new wayfinding system in the PATH — Toronto’s subterranean... 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