Friday, April 16, 2010

Talking Traffic

There's a good interview in Streetsblog:
It would make me feel warm and fuzzy if Kelly said that bike safety was a top priority. But that wouldn't do anything to change the car-centered attitude of the rank-and-file.
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sometimes what is needed for traffic violations is simple mind-numbing zero-tolerance enforcement. It's grunt work.
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even if I could wave a magic police wand I wouldn't stop jaywalking in New York City. It's beneficial to urban life here. But you wouldn't know that if you've never walked the streets.
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In a crash with a car, why is it that a bike or pedestrian has to be 100 percent right to not be at fault, but all a car has to do is stay at the scene and not be drunk?...I mean, most drivers don't want to kill you. They just drive stupidly until they do.
Well said.

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