Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sprawl: Pedestrians and Transit Riders Come Last

Pedestrians and transit riders come last [VIDEO]13

by Sarah Goodyear
21 Jul 2011 2:02 PM

Watch the full episode.
After my post yesterday about the devastating case of Raquel Nelson -- the Atlanta-area woman who was convicted of vehicular homicide after her son was struck by a driver while they were crossing a busy road -- I've been hearing from a lot of readers.
Commenter pdxcityscape posted a link to a PBS Blueprint America segment I can't believe I hadn't seen yet.
It exposes the dangerous design flaws on another Atlanta-area road, Buford Highway, and explains how outdated, auto-centric planning standards fail to serve an increasingly poor and carless suburban population. The results are often fatal. It's a terrific report. If you care about this stuff, watch the whole thing.

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