On September 19th 2012, Dr. Andrew McCallum, Chief Coroner for Ontario, released the Pedestrian Death Review. The purpose of the review was to examine the circumstances of 95 deaths that occurred from Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2010.
The Chief Coroner for Ontario recommends that the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Infrastructure Ontario, Association of Municipalities of Ontario and all municipalities in Ontario consider a Complete Streets approach as the first step towards creating safer streets.
According to the report, “a Complete Streets approach should be adopted to guide the development of new communities and the re-development of existing communities in Ontario. Complete streets should be designed to be safe, convenient and comfortable for every user, Cregardless of transportation mode, physical ability or age” (Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, 2012).
The full report can be found here.