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 become 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)
#tds1616 The crime of Jay walking (Dec 2, 2019)
#tds2305 The crime of Jay walking (Oct 20, 2021)

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