Guide to Safer Streets near Schools

This project aims to help make neighbourhoods safer, healthier, and more economically vibrant by encouraging people of all ages to walk, cycle, and roll. Fewer children than ever before are walking and biking to school due to parents’ fears that local roads are unsafe. Unsafe roads and unwelcome pedestrian environments also negatively effect local businesses. Research shows that by reducing speeds and improving pedestrian crossings, road safety and economic vitality are enhanced. Many people would like to see such pedestrian safety improvements in their neighbourhoods, but do not know how to implement these improvements. This project seeks to develop a guide to help community members establish 30 km/h speed limits and improved pedestrian crossing infrastructure on the streets in their neighbourhood. The research undertaken for this project aligns directly with the aims of the main partner organization, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation.

Faculty Supervisor:

Beth Savan


Brandon Quigley


Clean Air Partnership


Environmental sciences


Environmental industry


University of Toronto



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