It's believed that the shorter days may have played a role in the recent increase in pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the National Capital Region. According to this Ottawa Citizen article, "Of the five, four occurred at dawn or dusk, when visibility is poor — two between 5:30 and 6:15 a.m., and the other two between 6:40 and 6:50 p.m. Last month’s fatal collision on King Edward Avenue occurred shortly after 5:30 a.m."
As our Executive Director, Jamie Kwong, points out," the problem doesn’t lie with one particular group. It’s not the fault of motorists, or of cyclists, or pedestrians. It’s not about blaming the city for poor road design, nor was it solely an issue of enforcement. It’s about empowering everyone in the community to take an active role in creating safer streets."
Click here to read the full Ottawa Citizen article.