SILVIA TAVARES

On widening streets for ‘safety’

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the second great misunderstanding that lies at the root of most urban degradation today: widening a city’s streets in the name of safety is like distributing handguns to deter crime.

Speck, Jeff (2012). Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time (p. 170). Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Kindle Edition.

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