Once upon a time somebody suggested that cars should slow down to enable pedestrians to use the roads.
“As deaths mounted, anti-car activists sought to slow them down. In 1920, Illustrated World wrote, “Every car should be equipped with a device that would hold the speed down to whatever number of miles stipulated for the city in which its owner lived.”
Today, get yourself a favourite drink and take a reading break. Take time to read about the history of jay walking and how it became a crime to privilege the speed of the car and economics.
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This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:
• #tds782 The crime of Jay walking (Aug 20, 2017)
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