It's Dangerous Out There

Krohe Jr., James
May 2005
Planning;May2005, Vol. 71 Issue 5, p24
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the role of city planners in curbing traffic fatalities in the U.S. The safety of a transportation system begins with its earliest design, and land-use planners have always had a role in determining local land-use patterns, which affect how often and how far people drive. Planning is all about balancing tradeoffs. For instance, in San Francisco, California, a proposal for a Dutch-style woonerf, a street shared by automobiles and pedestrians, was opposed because pedestrians with impaired sight would be unable to delineate the official sidewalk from the roadway. INSET: Have We Got Programs.


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