04 Oct '17, 7pm

It’s Walk to School Day. So why are we scaring kids and parents off the roads?:

It’s Walk to School Day. So why are we scaring kids and parents off the roads?:

Every day should be a walk to school day, yet fewer and fewer kids do it. There are many reasons, including terrible urban planning at densities too low to support a local school and the trend to larger schools, further apart. On this #WalkToSchoolDay I'm taking an engineering ethics exam. Our profession has failed our most vulnerable for too long. Time to step up pic.twitter.com/cLUqcBZwXO — Bill Schultheiss (@schlthss) October 4, 2017 There is the design of the roads themselves, too wide and too fast, so that it’s not safe for kids to cross them. Note: It's a crosswalk. With multiple "yield to pedestrian" signs./Video screen capture Or the drivers are in such a hurry that they go almost twice the speed limit in a marked school district . In that particular case, the victim was blamed for using an iPhone . © RAC/ Don't go out unless you are dressed like this And now there...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/walking/its-walk-school-day-so...

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