TL; DR: We need your help in pushing the Region to implement safer pedestrian crossings.Get started by showing your support for signalized crossings at Lester and Sunview in our petition here.

Vision Zero Waterloo is an initiative by Eddy Ionescu, Yu Chen Hou, Deon Hua, and Bilal Akhtar.

At 10:45 pm, on Friday, January 25, on a cold night like any other, a 19-year-old student crossed University Avenue at Lester Street, and ran over four lanes of traffic. He was critically injured by a passing vehicle, and died a few days later.

On June 18, 2018, in broad daylight, a…


Motivated by the MTC’s (regional transportation agency for the San Francisco Bay Area) Horizon Request for Transformative Projects contest, Jason Lee and I decided to make a detailed, thought-out, and intuitive blueprint for the transportation network that will be vital in allowing the Bay Area to grow sustainably. Our chapter on Fare Integration was selected as one of the 12 finalists. It’s called Move Bay Area and you can check it out here.

This post summarizes our thought process behind the decisions we made, which are described in-detail in the report. …


An accessible, fast, and frequent public transit system is vital for ensuring sustainable growth and for allowing residents of all backgrounds to access opportunities, allowing for more equitable outcomes.

It can be hard to tell how good or bad transit service really is. Many suburban areas have coverage-oriented routes that might look good on a map, but are in practice inaccessible due to their low frequencies. Likewise, urban areas often have many peak-only express routes but limited service at night and in off-peak periods.

Motivated by the MTC’s (regional transportation agency for the San Francisco Bay Area) Horizon Request for…

Eddy Ionescu

Waterloo CS student interested in transportation and urban planning. Formerly at Metrolinx, TTC, Yelp.

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