There's a pub less than a mile from my parents' house.

They've never walked there. I've never been there at all.

My cousin and his wife were staying and wanted to try it, so on Saturday we walked there. Only to realise when it was a few yards away that we were separated from it by a thunderingly busy road and to get there safely we'd have to go a long way round through multiple pedestrian crossings.

My cousin and his wife couldn't be bothered going that far out of their way when the pub was RIGHT THERE, so they dashed across and narrowly missed being hit by a lorry. I waited ages to follow safely and then narrowly missed being hit by a different lorry.

This is car culture. When short distances are judged to be unwalkable because of the threat of traffic.

#carculture

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@griffinkate
1) build a pedway
2) mass x velocity = right of way is a constant through all forms of transportation, not just autos.

@jeremiah

Not sure what the point of this toot is?

1. If I had the power to single-handedly build pedestrian access to this damn pub I'd have already done it

2. Not sure what your point actually is. I realise this rule applies to all forms of transport - I'm not getting in the way of any high-speed trains! But there's so much wrong with #carculture and I think we should challenge it a LOT more.

I'm just saying that I want the streets where I live to be more walkable and liveable. I gave the pub as an example of what's wrong. I don't feel like your reply really adds anything?

@griffinkate @jeremiah pedways are feasible, don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

@griffinkate 1 - this is usually a group project. like highways.
2 - you saw fit to whinge about it, i saw fit to respond. that's how the fediverse works.

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