York Region Pedestrian Safety Campaign

York Region covers approximately 1,800 square kilometers and is located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Southern Ontario. Since the creation of York Region in 1971, the population has increased dramatically from 169,000 persons to approximately 1.1 million in 2012. York Region is anticipated to grow to a population of 1.5 million by 2031. With this increase in population comes increased exposure between pedestrians and motorists. Understanding and changing social behaviour of pedestrians and motorists through education, enforcement and engineering will change how they interact and increase public safety Region wide. A review of York Region's 2001 to 2010 collision statistics shows that the number of roadway fatalities has remained relatively constant over the past 10 years. However in 2010, a spike in pedestrian fatalities across the Greater Toronto Area is noted. While such a cluster of incidents at first seems alarming, a review of past occurrences indicates that such sudden spikes are likely random events. No particular factors that led to the spike in pedestrian fatalities in 2010 within the Greater Toronto Area could be identified. However, an analysis of our own data does show the percentage of fatalities involving pedestrians have been on the rise in York Region over the last decade. This project was nominated for the TAC 2013 Road Safety Engineering Award. For the covering abstract of this conference see ITRD record number 201310RT334E.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.
  • Monograph Title: 2013 Conference and Exhibition of the Transportation Association of Canada - Transportation: Better - Faster - Safer

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01518033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2014 10:59AM