Category Archives: Transportation

Towards VisionZero: Pedestrian Safety on Our Streets

Leon Wasser, MBA, P.Eng. Toronto has adopted the goal of VisionZero, a policy to reduce the incidence of pedestrian death and injury of pedestrians on our urban streets to zero. The following are a number of practices that I believe … Continue reading

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Thornhill Green Transportation Plan

Green Transportation Plan for Thornhill February 5, 2014 As former Chair of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Parking and Transportation for York University (PACOPT), I co-authored a study called the Green Transportation Plan for York University with the late Tom … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Traffic Fatality in Brampton

Pedestrian Traffic Fatality in Brampton Once this past weekend again we have seen a tragic pedestrian traffic fatality, this time in Brampton. Once again the call goes out for the colour and model of the car in order to bring … Continue reading

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Ontario Highway Map: Recommendations

Ministry of Health & Long Term Care: Show every hospital on the map – as well as clinic locations in communities without full hospitals Provide a list of hospitals including websites and main phone numbers Ministry of Transportation: Show all … Continue reading

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Toronto Highways: Recommendations for New On/Off Ramps

The following are Potential Additional On/Off Ramps Which Can Be Added to Ontario ProvincialĀ  Highways Which Can Improve Circulation in Toronto: Hwy 27 & Hwy 409 Hwy 27 & Hwy 401 Hwy 400 & Steeles Ave. W. ( Upgrade from … Continue reading

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Toronto Congestion: 10 Cheap Fixes

1. Mandate Each Municipal Councillor to Convene A series of Meetings to Identify Low Cost Transportation Fixes in their Wards 2. Appoint Transportation Staff to Investigate all Traffic Accidents and Submit a Report on Contributing Factors Which Can Be Remediated … Continue reading

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Ontario Highway Safety: 10 Recommendation to Reduce Drunk Driving

Reducing Drinking & Driving in Ontario Ten Low-Cost but Potentially Effective Strategies This year, like every year, we will see many tragedies due to the effects of drinking and driving on Ontario’s roads. The following are ten low-cost but potentially … Continue reading

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2011-10-12 Revenge of the Electric Car premiers @ Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival

Leon Wasser attended the Premier screening of “Revenge of the Electric Car” on Wednesday, October 12, the opening night of theĀ  14th Annual “Planet in Focus” Toronto International Environmental Film Festival at the TIFF Lightbox. The movie was directed by … Continue reading

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Greening Your Parking Facility by Leon Wasser, Parker Magazine, Canadian Parking Association

The following is an article I wrote for the June 2010 issue of Parker magazine, Published by the Canadian Parking Association. I have a long standing interest in transportation and transit issues. I was also a member of Transport 2000 … Continue reading

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