Room for Debate:
Making Cities Safer for Cyclists and Pedestrians
An article in The Atlantic Cities this month lamented the lax enforcement of traffic laws in New York City, even in cases in which a pedestrian or cyclist is killed. The author calls for a crackdown on traffic violations large and small, emulating the “broken windows” approach to suppressing crime in the 1990s.
Would this be effective? Are there other ways to make cities safer for pedestrians and cyclists?
Read the discussion here: The New York Times – Room for Debate
- We Need ‘Broken Windows’ for Traffic Crimes
- The Invention of Jaywalking
- Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers (danielrrosen.com)
- In 21 Fatal Bike Crashes in NYC Last Year, Only Two Arrests Were Made (treehugger.com)
- Manhattan Attorney Urges City Leaders to Follow through on Pedestrian Safety Study Recommendations (prweb.com)
- USF Police adapt to ‘denser’ cyclist and pedestrian population (digitalbullpen.com)
- Can cyclists and motorists learn to share the road? (confused.com)
- Medical officer recommends 30 km/h speed limit (ctv.ca)