Comment 51476

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted November 15, 2010 at 11:54:43

I've lived in The Beaches. (Thanks for referring to it this way, and not 'The Beach'. Ugh.) And it's long seemed to have a better sense of relationship between vehicular traffic and pedestrians than most places I've been. Maybe because there's such a dense concentration of activity; cars...pedestrians...bikes...dog-walkers...prams...with each of these roles shifting regularly. (Those who drive there, also have kids there, or jog there, or shop there.) It's not perfect, but I've always enjoyed being in this community.

As well, I remember the ads in the UK about how increased speed jacked-up the fatality rate. One comes to mind, a very graphic one about a car stopping in time...and not stopping in time, the latter one hitting a child.

I wonder how we'll look at this discussion in fifty, a hundred years. Bet we'll view it in the same way we see doctors on tv ads from the 50s promoting one cigarette brand over another: bizarre.

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