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Pedestrian Shaming — an Annual Rite of Halloween

We couldn’t help but notice how some departments of transportation have focused their Halloween safety messaging at pedestrians, and not at those with the ability to cause harm. For example, in both Florida and Georgia, it’s up to pedestrians to make sure they can be seen by drivers.

Cutrufo has a good roundup of how different agencies performed: Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and New York state DOTs, and the Federal Highway Administration get the worst marks, while Missouri, Texas, Illinois and Louisiana DOTs get points for placing responsibility on motor vehicle operators.

Elsewhere on the Network today: Seattle Transit Blog says the city should tear down a sports arena in the Queen Anne neighborhood and replace it with housing. The Urbanist offers tips on how to engage with your NIMBY relatives. And Bike Portland reports that in response to the death of a cyclist, local advocates are planning a protest ride to take over a traffic lane on a key bridge.

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