Oversized Danger: Report on the lethal danger of pickups and large SUVs

Thu Apr 18 2024 at 12:00 am to 03:00 am

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education | Toronto

University of Toronto Mobility Network
Publisher/HostUniversity of Toronto Mobility Network
Oversized Danger: Report on the lethal danger of pickups and large SUVs
Oversized Danger: Report on the lethal danger of pickups and large SUVs to pedestrians and cyclists
About this Event

Thursday, April 18, 2024

12 noon to 3 pm (light lunch served from 11:30 am)

OISE, Rm 2214

252 Bloor St. West

University of Toronto

This event is brought to you by the Coalition to Reduce Auto Size Hazards (C.R.A.S.H.), an initiative launched in August 2022 by an Ontario-wide coalition of 16 road safety and other community groups. The coalition is led by Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists (ARC), Bike Law Canada, Bike Windsor Essex, Community Bikeways (TCBC), Friends and Families for Safe Streets (FFSS), and Walk Toronto.

We believe everyone should be and should feel safe as they move about on public roads, whether for work, school, shopping, or recreation. In the context of today’s urgent problems—beginning with the climate crisis—this means ensuring people who travel on foot, bicycles, or mass transit can do so safely.

Based on current research, the report outlines the safety problems posed by the proliferating number of pickups and large SUVs on our roads and canvasses lessons and approaches from other jurisdictions in dealing with these over-sized and underregulated dangers. Our panellists will set out recommendations to federal, provincial, and municipal governments for effective measures to address the dangers posed by pickups and large SUVs to people walking and cycling.

Our recommendations for action are premised on an approach that prioritizes the safety of pedestrians, which includes virtually everyone at some point, and cyclists on public roads.

This panel discussion will be of interest to policy makers, advocates, the media, academics, and all who care about safe streets.

The report launch and symposium are supported by the Centre for Cities (University of Windsor) and the Mobility Network (University of Toronto).


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Canada


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