We've worked hard for decades to make vehicles safer for those inside, but pedestrians and cyclists suffer from the design of our roads. The concept in this video from Cheddar really hit home when I taught my kids how to drive. After they learned the basics on the local neighborhood streets, I took them on increasing wider roads to get them used to driving faster, until they were ready to try the interstate highway. Wider roads seem safer on the surface, but they encourage drivers to go faster, no matter what the posted speed limit is. I could go on and on about how wider roads kill community structure and social behavior, but they also literally kill people. -via Digg
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