Comment 52929

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted December 10, 2010 at 00:29:26

Not everyone walks at an average of 4.8 km/h. And many of those who do can safely sprint across a street.

It is an issue of cars versus pedestrians. Cars kill pedestrians. The more automobile traffic flows through a route, the less hospitable it is for pedestrians. And the more pedestrians flow through, the more traffic slows down. More space/funding for highways means less for crosswalks. Unless we understand how these factors interact, we will never understand the issues at play.

"Safety" measures which impose massive inconveniences upon pedestrians in order to maintain the brisk flow of traffic are oppositional tactics. They DO make an oppositional issue out of this. We're simply pointing it out.

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