We’re bombarded with ideas about how to live a healthy, active lifestyle. We know walking and bicycling are good for mental and physical well-being. One of the biggest obstacles to improved public health is the modern American street.
Modern infrastructure is dangerous by design. Crashes aren’t accidents – they’re easily predicted outcomes of modern engineering. If thousands of Americans were injured or killed using a consumer product, the product would be re-designed. Streets need a re-design.
We aren’t free to walk or ride a bicycle in most places. Restoring freedom requires persuasion.
Dress like an architect: blend in with the pros, know how they’re trained, what organizations they trust, and speak their language.
Think like an anarchist: love liberty, challenge authority, know their weaknesses, and use the emotional triggers that stir humanity.