teach your chidren
Where do we learn our driving habits? One teaching moment is the School Bus. Bus drivers should strive to set the example of how to drive in neighborhoods, they could easily establish a tradition of uncompromising driving excellence. If the school bus drivers aren't interested in leading the way, a half dozen tickets per week from the Police Department targeted at school bus drivers might have a salutary effect. Human learn and humans talk to each other.
Traffic is a major concern in this community. There are over two hundred mentions of traffic in the City's comprehensive plan, the degradation of quality of life secondary to traffic is an issue common to all the neighborhoods in this City. And we respond how?
A interesting interview from Cville Podcasting network on the subject of pedestrians and motor vehicles sharing streets:
Peter Norton speaks with Coy Barefoot about his article "Street Rivals: Jaywalking and the Invention of the Motor Age Street," published in the Journal of Technology and Culture. Norton discusses the transition from streets being pedestrian-oriented to becoming the domain of the motorcar, and whose interests were really being served. He is also working on a book called "Fighting Traffic."