“If we continue to absolve our urban design of any wrongdoing with these deaths, how are we ever going to make positive changes?”

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No matter your station in in life, here’s a reminder that if you fancy yourself “progressive,” but believe city streets are meant for the convenience of high-speed, pass-through traffic, and not to serve the needs of a healthy neighborhood occupied by humans, then I’ve got jarring news.

Turns out you’re not very progressive at all. That’s because street grid design is a social justice issue, too.

Another Metro Atlanta pedestrian blamed for his own death, when urban design looks like the guilty party, by Darin Givens (Medium)

It’s important to improve the way our news outlets report pedestrian deaths and collisions. It’s about respect for the dead, who can’t speak for themselves, but it’s also about the need for change. If we continue to absolve our urban design of any wrongdoing with these deaths, how are we ever going to make positive changes?

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