Cars being rude to pedestrians in New York City

New York City at the moment is undergoing an urban planning evolution project, called ‘livable streets’. However, just because there’s an evolution underway doesn’t mean that drivers have gotten the message. Cars blocking crosswalks, drivers failing to yield to pedestrians, unnecessary honking and a slew of other quality-of-walking violations are still a routine occurrence on nearly every corner of New York City. And we are certain that pedestrians around Australia’s capital cities would be able to make similar complaints….

A film developed by StreetFilms, and brought to our attention by all-things-green website TreeHugger, shows examples of how drivers harass pedestrians on a regular basis. TreeHugger pose an interesting question: do you think it is possible for motorists to learn to behave more sanely around pedestrians, or is the car itself causing the problem and we can’t expect things to get much better?

What do you think?

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