21 Jul '11, 6pm

Pedestrians and transit riders come last [VIDEO]: via @grist

Watch the full episode . See more Need To Know. After my post yesterday about the devastating case of Raquel Nelson -- the Atlanta-area woman who was convicted of vehicular homicide after her son was struck by a driver while they were crossing a busy road -- I've been hearing from a lot of readers. Commenter pdxcityscape posted a link to a PBS Blueprint America segment I can't believe I hadn't seen yet. It exposes the dangerous design flaws on another Atlanta-area road, Buford Highway, and explains how outdated, autocentric planning standards fail to serve an increasingly poor and carless suburban population. The results are often fatal. It's a terrific report. If you care about this stuff, watch the whole thing. Another reader, Alison Stone , sent me a link to a story from back in the late '90s that underlines the classism inherent in the way transit riders and pedestrian...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sprawl/2011-07-21-pedestrians-and-tr...

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