The Hidden Treasure of Jaywalking

In Manhattan, creative jaywalking is an environmental positive, because it makes traveling on foot easier: it enables pedestrians to maintain their forward progress when traffic lights are against them, and to gain small navigational advantages by weaving between cars on clogged side streets – and it also keeps drivers on their guard, forcing them to slow down. -David Owen (via Living Car-Free in Big D)

I definitely agree with this statement, and not because I like pedestrians more than drivers and somehow feel that rules shouldn’t apply to everyone. Legally, of course, traffic laws do apply to everyone. But there is a difference in justice of those traffic laws, a difference that reflects the natural hierarchy of vulnerability among road users.

via Pedestrianist

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