Comment 76474

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted May 04, 2012 at 11:43:10 in reply to Comment 76473

Except we live in a city where the police have such useful public "safety" events as "pedestrian crackdowns" and "project derailleur" (aka "giving tickets to cyclists who roll through stop signs").

When the city provides infrastructure which allows people to actually GET TO THEIR DESTINATION then these crackdowns would not be necessary.

Do the police think that pedestrians jaywalk, or disobey this sort of sign because they think it's fun to break the law? Do they think that cyclists go the wrong way down a block because they have a death wish?

The reason people break these laws is because the city makes it very difficult (and in cases like this, impossible) to actually follow them.

When was the last time there was a crackdown on people not stopping at a red before turning? The HTA says you have to. Meanwhile, a large number of cyclist injuries happen when cars turn without slowing down or looking. But when it comes to "safety blitzes" the blind eyes routinely turned on these real dangers stay blind.

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