If our city or any other continually cites favorable traffic accident statistics pertaining to cars ALONE as proof that streets are “safer,” this of course is a selective citation that purposefully omits any attempt at measuring safety on the part of walkers, cyclists, wheelchair users and anyone else not cocooned in a car.
If this or any other City Hall ever went for a walk or a bike ride, officials might finally understand. They won’t, and so they don’t. Rinse, repeat, and pay a contractor for another “traffic” study that misses the point of having a city in the first place.
Come join me, pols. Let’s have a nice walk. Bring a flask; you’ll need some liquid courage.
If you prioritize cars, u get more cars.
If you prioritize walking, biking & transit-riding, u get more walking, biking & transit-riding.
This isn’t hard.
But here’s the key — if you prioritize cars, u get everyone trying to drive, & that fails for everyone, INCLUDING DRIVERS. pic.twitter.com/M0dNweonyk
— Brent Toderian (@BrentToderian) March 5, 2021