Comment 51539

By SpaceMonkey (registered) | Posted November 15, 2010 at 15:42:37

I agree that it would be nice if the MVA fatality rate were reduced in Hamilton, but I think that a reduction of speed is a lazy and backwards way of going about it. We should be trying to improve efficiency, not decreasing it.

I find your entry contradictory Ryan. If you truly want to improve pedestrian safety, you should be encouraging less roadside parking (better visibility), not more of it, and fewer overhanging trees (better visibility/brighter), not more of them.

The simplest, and probably most effective, way to reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities is for people to not walk on the road and to educate people to look both ways.

Yes, reducing speed will reduce the number of pedestrian deaths, but so will staying at home and not going out for walks. Just because something is effective at accomplishing a goal, doesn't mean it's the best option.

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