In this clever short video from Adam Ruins Everything, Adam Conover shows how historic streets were the realm of people, not cars, and explains that the concept of "jaywalking" was actually manufactured by car companies to keep themselves in business. The repercussions of this sort of blame-shifting are still widely evident today.
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By providing the language to explain why fast-moving "stroads" are so treacherous, we hope to empower cities to make them safer.
Michael Brown was stopped by police for walking in the street. A lack of sidewalks makes this the daily reality for many Ferguson residents.