Crossposted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/7136711

Have you notice how the general opinion is that people getting hit by cars somehow deserved it? My best friend was hit by a text-and-drive kindof woman. He was an athlete and now he can’t walk more than a few hundred meters.

    • @[email protected]
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      255 months ago

      Great article. Thank you for sharing.

      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.”

      We have GPS maps with speed limits built in. They should definitely bring this back.

      • @[email protected]
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        65 months ago

        GPS isn’t quite accurate/reliable enough. I know there are issues with shared scooters/bikes that are speed limited by GPS (I specifically heard this complaint about Neuron’s scooters and bikes in Waterloo, Ontario).

        I’d much prefer we design the roads to limit speeds.

        • @[email protected]
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          15 months ago

          You are right, especially on overpasses and parallel roads.

          Do speedbumps count as roads designed to limit speeds? Lol

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            55 months ago

            Do speedbumps count as roads designed to limit speeds? Lol

            Yes, though they’re generally considered bad road design. I’d prefer continuous sidewalks (which are kind of speedbumps), bumpouts, reducing road width, chicanes, pavers on slow roads, etc.

    • astraeus
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      35 months ago

      Yeah I was thinking about which article it was that detailed the automotive industry’s very effective attempt at blaming pedestrians for an uptick in accidents involving pedestrians. Almost like being able to walk freely is less important than being able to drive freely, now we get to see the repercussions.