I just spotted this sign while driving around today, waiting to pick my daughter up from preschool. Would you be comfortable having your child cross a road where traffic is traveling at 40 mph?
A reminder from one of my earliest posts:
I should note that I did a little research on this after posting this graph this summer, and learned that it’s based on UK data. American numbers are (yikes) actually slightly worse because we drive larger vehicles.
This is a value judgment, a question of priorities. On this road, we are prioritizing minimal slowdowns for cars over walkability for kids. As a society, we decide whether that is okay or not, but for now, I’d be content to have us actively acknowledge the choice we’re making here.