All-Ages Design in Toronto
The Toronto Star's Royson James argues that the city needs to take age into account when making its design decisions.
"In a superbly integrated city where older residents feel very comfortable navigating all the services and relations needed for full citizenship, transit assumes less importance; and walking a lot more.
That's because transit is so often built on the premise of quick travel across distance - the commute - to access jobs and services. Walking suggests ultimate accessibility.
The Canadian Association of Retired People (CARP) wants us to re-image the city, to look at it through a different set of lenses, see it from a perspective that is "mindful" of older citizens. It's a view that promises to help everyone."