We were on the streets of Roncesvalles yesterday, continuing our Hi-Vis Day campaign for awareness of pedestrian safety by giving away the pedestrian safety pack. It was pretty hard to miss us! We had such a positive response from the people of the neighborhood who we had the opportunity to chat with and give away the LED arm band and reflective toque.
Roncesvalles and High Park Blvd. was identified as one of the most dangerous intersections in the city according to a 2013 study by the City of Toronto. Not everyone is making use of the crosswalks, and there is a lot going on on Roncy, between the streetcars, parking and cyclists. Not to mention that many people are wearing dark clothing and outerwear.
It's not dissimilar to many Toronto intersections.We really believe that increasing the visibility of cyclists and pedestrians could help reduce the number of accidents on the streets of TO. Thanks to the kind residents of Roncy who agree with our cause! Stay safe and visible out there!