Dr. Marvin Macaraig, Health Promoter at Access Alliance writes,
“Based on city data, between 2017 and the first quarter of 2022, there were 1,786 collisions, including 357 injuries and five fatalities in this study area.
These statistics are lower than reality considering how many incidents are not reported to the police and are a sobering reminder of how Scarborough’s streets are dangerous by design. They represent real people whose lives, friends, and families have been directly impacted by the current state of Danforth Avenue and Kingston Road.
At Access Alliance, we work in the communities most impacted by systemic inequities. As a community health centre, the central focus of our work is harm reduction and disease prevention. If people are getting killed and injured on our streets, we take it seriously and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to improve safety.
Through my work, I have had the privilege to speak to thousands of residents in Scarborough, and the No. 1 barrier preventing them from walking or cycling more often is a concern for their safety.”
Read the full article here, “It’s time to bring Scarborough’s Danforth Avenue and Kingston Road into the 21st century“