18 Sep '12, 7pm

Chicago's ambitious goal: 0 pedestrian fatalities and a 75% reduction in serious injuries. #cit

Chicago's ambitious goal: 0 pedestrian fatalities and a 75% reduction in serious injuries. #cit

Since when are people in Chicago blue and two-dimensional? (Photo courtesy of the city of Chicago.) Everyone knows walking is good. It’s good for your body, it’s good for your mind, and it’s good for your soul. In fact, walking really only has two problems: One, you’re a lazy ass, and two, cars. Cars can be a bit of an enemy to walkers. They can do annoying stuff like honk, their drivers can yell at you, and then of course there’s the thing where they run into you and cause you to be broken or dead. The city of Chicago is aware of all of this, and it is taking action with pedestrian-friendly laws . The city plans to sharply reduce pedestrian injuries and eliminate fatalities within 10 years. Chicago has its fair share of urban traffic, but officials think this 10-year goal — zero pedestrian fatalities and a 75 percent reduction in serious injuries — is realistic, thanks to...

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