Redesigning roads can reduce pedestrian deaths, but cities lack the political will: expert

By CBC News, February 9, 2020

Erica Stark was walking the family foster dog when she was struck and killed by a speeding minivan in November 2014.

Now, her husband David Stark is campaigning to make streets safer — and he says that more needs to be done in his home city, Toronto.

"We're seeing incremental improvements, but they're not happening fast enough, and I think that there needs to be more money earmarked to prioritize road safety," Stark told Cross Country Checkup

Last year, 39 pedestrians in Toronto were killed in vehicle-related incidents, and across B.C., 49 died in similar incidents during the same period. Meanwhile, Montreal saw a record high with two dozen deaths.

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