Today was the official opening of the Jenna Morrison Memorial Footpath in Dufferin Grove. This wonderful new facility is in memory of Jenna Morrison who was tragically killed while riding her bike in 2011 at Dundas St W. and Sterling Rd. The size of the crowd was perhaps a pale reflection of the large number of lives that she touched.
The footpath itself was inspired by a reflexology footpath that Ms. Morrison encountered while visiting her mother in Korea many years ago. It is laid out in the shape of an infinity sign, a never-ending loop.
Councillor Bailao introduces the family, and talks about Ms. Morrison. She prefaced her remarks with a few comments about how pedestrians, cyclists and motorists must share the road, and that we need more “complete roads” [sic] in Toronto. She played an important role in facilitating this project.
Oliva Chow introduced a private member’s bill about mandatory truck side guards when she was an MP. Given the nature of the accident, Jenna’s death may have been prevented by side guards. Ironically, the US appears to be moving first in this direction.