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steve  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This Is Every Cyclist Who Was Killed by a Driver in 2020

This sent me down a rabbit hole.

It would be amazing if we could sort out some actual solutions that would protect cyclists and pedestrians from recklessness. There’s some percentage of those deaths that are truly no one’s “fault” - just true fluke accidents. But so many of them are direct consequences of inattention, neglect, and carelessness. That’s a lot of sadness and trauma.

dublinben  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The solution is removing cars from places where people are. That can mean separated, protected infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. Or it can simply mean car-free streets where people can get around in safety however they please.

veen  ·  86 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What Ben says. We design many systems around the idea of human falliblity - but in most every country, walking or cycling people aren't protected from the failings of people in heavy machinery.