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The problem is that traffic laws treat pedestrians like vehicles but we don't move like vehicles. Traffic engineers just don't ever learn pedestrian movement in school, I would guess. More mid-block crossings where useful, more one way streets (much safer in my experience), and more enforcement of egregious pedestrian violations. Doesn't help to be one sided.

It's worth pointing out that traffic accidents remain a leading cause of deth for middle age and young adults. Few people are ever killed by a speeding pedestrian as far as I know. The same can not be said for vehicles. We really can't act like they deserve equal treatment in all situations.

by Alan B. on Jan 30, 2013 12:35 pm • linkreport

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