“In Defense of Jaywalking,” by Tom Vanderbilt, posted on Slate.com on November 2, argues for ways to improve pedestrian safety. He notes that Netherlands, which has “an enviable pedestrian safety record,” legalized jaywalking. Here’s Vanderbilt’s list for making walking safer:

1. Spend more money on making walking safer.
2. Provide good places to walk.
3. Install pedestrian-friendly engineering.
4. Lower and enforce urban speeds.
5. Stiffen penalties for motorists who violate the?rights of?pedestrians crossing legally.


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