For decades, the United States has built a car-based culture that puts pedestrians at undue risk of harm.
It didn’t happen overnight. The transition to a car-dominated culture had many key junctures, from Henry Ford’s assembly line to the build-out of the interstate highway system that began in the Eisenhower administration.
Now, however, urban and suburban culture has reached a point at which there is finally powerful pushback to the car-is-king mentality and associated infrastructure.
In this post, we will take note of recent efforts to improve pedestrian safety in some parts of the Minneapolis – St. Paul area.