Monday, August 11, 2008

The Future of Crossing the Street

The Boston Globe magazine has a very interesting piece this weekend on various initiatives to make Boston a more pedestrian friendly city. Although Boston ranks as #3 on WalkScore's list of the most walkable cities, the fact that the actual walking activity there is difficult diminishes the acclaim. I was shocked to see that over the last five years the number of pedestrians killed by cars was double that of drivers and passengers killed in car accidents. That's a huge problem, and thankfully with the help of folks like Christopher Hart and the Shared Space idea, that number can be reduced.

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