While big vehicles are safer for people on the inside, they're more deadly for those on the outside. But there's a movement to require safer automobile designs and create disincentives to owning oversized vehicles.
While it's unfortunate that the Pulse Halsted plan no longer includes significant stretches of bus lanes, hopefully the other time-saving features will help shorten trips for South Side and Southland commuters.
Engineer Philip Santos notes that upgrading the area below the bridge would be more expensive and challenging, but well worth the trouble. “There have been two fatalities here. If you’re going to fix a bridge, do it right.”