The Comfort Pursuit

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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