[*BCM*] How is Boston Completing its Streets? Jan 12 StreetTalk
turtle at thewiseturtle.com
Tue Dec 28 09:43:35 EST 2010
Of course the best way to achieve equality is to treat all road users the
same way. Make traffic laws (rights and responsibilities) apply to every
single type of user in the same way, rather than segregating everyone into
Then remove all the confusing stuff - both physically and ideologically,
including most signs, signals, paint, etc., and make public spaces more open
ended, so that people are free to decided how to use the space in the way
that makes the most sense at the time, rather than being forced to use it in
some arbitrary authoritarian way that is totally nonsensical for the present
needs of the users.
But no one is going to go for that in Boston. It's too
liberal-libertarian. And Boston politics have a staunch conservative
(Puritanical) bent when it comes to business/government functions.
So there's no point in anyone actually promoting this in Boston. :-) At
least not for a long time, anyway.
Peace, Love, and Bicycles,
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