Not sure if you guys heard this story out of Georgia:
Transportation For America » Prosecuting the victim, absolving the perpetrators
In a nutshell, a m Along the way one child was hit by a drunk driver who was partially blind (history of drunk driving) and died at the scene in a hit and run. The mother and one child also suffered minor injuries. om crossed a 5 line street with 3 kids in tow (after leaving the bus shelter). The nearest crosswalk is .3 mi away from the bus shelter. The final destination is directly across the street.
Driver: 6 months in jail, 5 years probation
Mom: facing 3 years in prision for vehicular manslaughter
Obviously this is a tragic situation, and the mother has been punished enough with the loss of her child. There are lots of issues here: race, class, transit, and the concept of complete streets.
How can planners make sure the streets adapt to the new uses as a neighborhood grows and changes?