Walkability and Pedestrian Safety in Thunder Bay
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit, in partnership with Lakehead University and City of Thunder Bay, has prepared a comprehensive research report on Walkability and Pedestrian Safety in Thunder Bay. The report highlights the importance of walkability, pedestrian safety, and the built environment as approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of Thunder Bay residents.
Descriptive statistics of 10 years of pedestrian-vehicle collision data in Thunder Bay are presented, as well as the results of a community perceptions survey of walkers in Thunder Bay. The research identifies recommendations for the City and relevant stakeholders can undertake in order to improve walkability and pedestrian safety.
This is the first time this type of research has been conducted in Thunder Bay, and the report provides an evidence base for making decisions regarding transportation and the built environment.