Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Quote of the Day

In a post about the predictably pro-car news coverage of a fatal crash, Streetsblog NY quotes Fighting Traffic, a book by Peter D. Norton, who is in turn quoting 'A St. Louisan:'
‘We hear the shameful complaint of jay walkers, to console jay drivers,’ he wrote. ‘It is the self-conceited individual who thinks people are cattle and run upon them tooting a horn.’ ‘Make every machine stop and wait,’ he demanded, ‘until the road is clear, and give precedent to people who are walking. The streets belong to the people and not to any one class, and we have an equal right, in fact more right than the automobile.’
Sadly, 'jay driver' never caught on as an insult (or much of an infraction).

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