Downtown to have more sidewalk bulb-outs

The French expression saillies de trottoir is so much prettier than sidewalk bulb-outs, which sounds like a disease. Either way, downtown will be getting more of them, in an attempt to make things safer for pedestrians.

Incidentally, pedestrian deaths have been rising here, on trend with the rest of the world, according to a Guardian piece this week. Unfortunately, the Guardian piece doesn’t answer the question asked in its headline: Why? It looks at technological solutions and the advent of driverless vehicles, but not much at human inattention, which is not so easily dealt with.