30 October 2008
US 1 is a dangerous place for a walk
I know this will be a surprise for some folks, but the Home News and Tribune reports that it is dangerous to walk on Routes 1 and 9. Of course, the problem is that the highways cut off a fair amount of lower to mid-income housing from the basic jobs and service that their residents rely on. And, since some of them can't afford to buy multiple cars, they find themselves needing make dangerous crossings just to get to work when their spouse is already away in the car. We've built the outer edges of our cities in ways that are so car dependent, even though many people can't afford that lifestyle.