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Chris Selley: How to make Toronto safer for cyclists? Focus on the motorists

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This week brought news of three pedestrian or cyclist fatalities on the streets of Toronto - a spate that has former chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat calling for a “state of emergency.” “It's too much to take. It's unbearable,” she tweeted, calling for an immediate lowering of speed limits as a first “basic” step.
Keesmaat noted that the annual pedestrian death toll - 30, on average, since 2007 - is comparable to the 2003 SARS outbreak happening every single year. An average of 183 other pedestrians have been seriously injured each year, along with 50 cyclists. And 29 cyclists have...
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