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Amid a rash of cy­clist and pedes­trian deaths that have raised con­cerns about road safety across the city, ac­tivists are draw­ing at­ten­tion to the close calls and near misses that oc­cur daily on the streets of Toronto. The hash­tag #Nearmis­sToronto is be­ing widely used to chron­i­cle the un­re­ported in­ci­dents that plague road users. Signs have been posted across Mid­town and in the An­nex en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to use the hash­tag. Pho­tos of scrapes and bruises sus­tained by cy­clists as well as videos of rogue driv­ers dis­obey­ing traf­fic signs con­tinue to be shared as part of the so­cial me­dia cam­paign. The ini­tia­tive is help­ing to ad­vo­cate for safer streets and speaks to the size, scope and sever­ity of the prob­lem. Have you nar­rowly avoided a col­li­sion with a mo­tor ve­hi­cle? If so, Toronto wants to hear about it.

CLOSE EN­COUN­TERS Posters ad­dress­ing pedes­trian safety are pop­ping up in mid­town.

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