PODCAST EPISODE

Why are Toronto streets still so deadly?

The Big Story

Jan 18 2022 • 19 mins


Toronto's Vision Zero plan is now five years old. The city's residents are still waiting for it to work. On Boxing Day, the latest tragedy saw a car jump a downtown curb onto a busy corner, injuring several and killing a teenager. It would be shocking, if it weren't for the fact that barely a week goes by without a driver striking someone just minding their own business.

Why is Toronto so bad at this? Is it a lack of will, or a problem with how the city was built? What are other cities doing that Toronto isn't, and how fast can that change?

GUEST: Ben Spurr, transportation reporter, Toronto Star