Toronto holds Vision Zero summit to cut down traffic fatalities.


Councillors, road safety groups and police officers gathered at city hall today to push forward Vision Zero – a plan to reduce the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed on Toronto roads.

Last year, 43 pedestrians were killed on Toronto roads — the highest number in 10 years. In 2017, there have already been 20 deaths on the roads, including motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Vision Zero, according to its website, can be defined in one sentence: “No loss of life is acceptable.” It is based on the idea that people are human and make errors.