Comment 88708

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted May 13, 2013 at 23:54:05 in reply to Comment 88671

Like it or not, some people have much more trouble traversing the streets than an able-bodied adult. Some can't afford it (of which women and the disabled are disproportionately represented), and others physically can't, or are too young/old. Of those who travel the city's sidewalks, some have a far harder time of it than others - especially those with scooters, strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, or small children in tow - able bodied males are notoriously un-afflicted by these. Poverty doesn't afflict all groups equally, and neither does pedestrianism. Don't believe me? Take a bus.

Prioritizing the convenience of drivers at risk to the lives of pedestrians makes a pretty clear statement about who's more "important".

And yes, I know that some men push strollers too. I'm one of them, and it's been a rather eye-opening experience.

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