FFSS Media Archive

Friends and Families for Safe Streets (FFSS) strives to be a leading voice in discussions about road safety in Toronto and beyond. This page includes previous media stories that have featured FFSS.

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Past media stories


Can Vision Zero Work in Toronto?, CTV News

Renewed debate over crosswalk phone ban, CTV News

Will lower speed limits on Scarborough roads reduce pedestrian deaths?, Toronto.com

Council backs street-by-street approach to lowering speeds, but some warn it maintains ‘fatal’ limits, CBC News

Toronto mayor vows pedestrian safety plan will save lives. Advocates say it’s too timid, Toronto Star


Toronto campaign tries to put the brakes on distracted driving, Toronto Observer, Dec 16, 2018

Number of pedestrians and cyclists killed in 2018 in Toronto is higher than last year, Metro Morning, CBC, Dec 6, 2018

Thousands back NDP bill to beef up penalties for drivers who kill, injure vulnerable road users, CBC. Nov 21, 2018

Metro Morning, CBC, Nov 7, 2018

Shining a light on the cost of distracted driving, Toronto Star, Nov 5, 2018

Objects under glass in Scarborough are a plea to change driver habits, Toronto.com, Nov 5, 2018

Y a pas deux matins pareils, Radio Canada, Nov 1, 2018

Drivers should pay attention to this Art of Distraction campaign, TreeHugger, November 1, 2018

New ‘Vision Zero’ campaign highlights real-life tragedies, CityTV, October 30, 2018 (Momin Qureshi)

New road safety campaign ‘Art of Distraction’ launches in Toronto, Globe & Mail, October 30, 2018

City campaign aims to get everyone to pay attention, Sun, October 30, 2018


Real items from deadly crashes front and centre in city's new Vision Zero campaign, CBC, October 30, 2018

Possessions of killed cyclists, pedestrians featured in Toronto education campaign, Toronto Star, October 30, 2018

Tory, Keesmaat support road safety measures, survey shows - but many suburban incumbents don't answer, CBC, October 18, 2018

Road safety advocates say survey sent to Toronto councillors reveals suburban-downtown divide, Globe and Mail, October 18, 2018

Lack of progress on road safety becomes a Toronto ballot-box issue, Globe and Mail, October 18, 2018

Coalition releases survey of election candidates, CTV, October 18, 2018

CBC Toronto News October 18, 2018

Vision Zero discussion, TVO's The Agenda, September 4, 2018

Drivers vs. cyclists - who's at fault? New study reveals who Canadians blame for road dangers, CBC News, June 28, 2018

We spent rush hour watching cyclists and drivers navigate an ‘absolutely terrifying’ Toronto intersection. Most did it wrong, Toronto Star, June 26, 2018

‘People are fed up’: Coalition aims to make road safety a major Toronto election issue, Toronto Star, June 19, 2018

Toronto Mayor John Tory vows more funding for road safety after wave of traffic deaths, Globe and Mail, June 15, 2018

‘It’s time to declare a state of emergency’: Anger, calls for change follow deaths on Toronto streets, Toronto Star, June 13, 2018

VISION ZERO, 2 YRS LATER, Zoomer Radio, May 21, 2018

Nearly two years since Toronto announced Vision Zero, the city is on pace for its deadliest year for pedestrians and cyclists, Toronto Star, May 16, 2018

Die-in at City Hall for Safe Streets, Dandyhorse, March 27, 2018

Toronto council to vote on potential changes to Yonge Street in North York, Global News, March 27, 2018