Thursday, July 1, 2010

Princess NS&S on crosswalks

I know this sounds too contrived to be true, but six-year-old Princess NS&S volunteered the following out of the blue this morning:

Daddy, you know what is also a safety zone? The lines in the street that you walk across.

Needless to say, she's not crossing the street by herself until she's had a little skepticism pounded into her. (Don't call DSS. I mean it figuratively.)

Again, though, her comments illustrate the appeal of street markings. They suggest a comfort zone that people want and expect in complete streets. The trick is to figure out how to make bike accommodations and crosswalks actual safety zones.

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