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More On The "Criminalization of Walking" and Death By Design

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Georgia rules of the road: Every intersection is a crosswalk Treehugger covered the story of the Mom convicted of Vehicular Homicide After Kid Killed By Hit-and-Run While Crossing Street and about how the neighbourhood had a walkscore of 20 . Over at Grist, Sarah Goodyear writes a wonderfully passionate post: When design kills: The criminalization of walking She asks all the important questions: So why don't we design streets for the reality of human needs and behavior? Why is there so little interest in making it possible for humans to cross in the places where we know that they are going to cross? Why does the Congress want to take money away from pedestrian facilities? Why is normal, instinctive pedestrian activity criminalized? Why do we care so little about people like Raquel Nelson and her children? Why do we care so little about ourselves? ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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