Greater City Providence

Dangerous by Design

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In recent years a little noticed shift has been transforming suburbia: the home of the middle class has become the home of the working poor. As a result, roadways that were built for the car are now used by a growing population that can’t afford to drive. The consequences can be deadly.

Blueprint America on Need to Know from suburban Atlanta where getting to the other side of the road is nothing to take for granted.

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  • And I thought the Smith & Canal/N. Main was bad! I love the contrast between fixing the road overnight and waiting (how long?) to fix the pedestrian lights… then not turning the new ones on.

  • […] July 30, 2010 · Leave a Comment While some bloggers spend their time linking to various articles and videos that they find around the web, I usually like to keep this blog as a total narcissism fest. A PBS video (part of the “Need To Know” series) recently blew my mind. I’ve spent the last 15 minutes trying to embed the dang thing in wordpress without much luck. Instead I’ll just have to use ye olde-fashioned hypertext link for it. It’s an 8 minute segment about the most dangerous road in Georgia. It’s a great example of how we’ve spent the last 60 years designing our cities for cars instead of people. Maybe “blew my mind” is an exageration, but saying that I “found it very compelling” just doesn’t sell the tickets. (I first saw this on […]

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