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Stranger danger is negligible, and crime is down. Let Grow is doing a great job getting the word on that out!
But motor vehicle accidents are non-negligible (a leading cause of death for kids), and from the statistics I’ve seen, the *rate* of kids getting hit is at least steady if not going up (yes, fewer kids are dying from being hit while walking, but the rate of kids walking anywhere is going down way faster, if the rate of kids walking to school is any guide).
We need slower speed limits, more crosswalks, fewer lanes, narrower lanes, more protected bike lanes & bike paths for our kids! At least a statement that more pedestrian-friendly environments would be better for kids’ independence would be a good step. (And please point me to it if it’s out there!)
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