|Navigating the streets with these double length bus/trolley transvestite combos isn't safe by anyone's standards|
Boston Globe - America's safest city for pedestrians? Boston? Tell that to anyone who has ever hopped from island to island at Kenmore, forded four lanes of traffic and two lanes of trolleys on Huntington Avenue, or slammed on the brakes to avoid the legions crossing against the light. And yet, the Hub came out best today on a ranking from a national advocacy coalition. Among the 52 metropolitan areas with at least 1 million residents, Florida claimed four of the five worst spots in the "Dangerous by Design 2011" report from Transportation for America, which advocates for more transportation spending, emphasizing walking, biking, and mass transit. The Sun Belt proved most dangerous, reflecting the hazards of setting out on foot in sprawling cities built up in an era when planners focused on making roads wider and faster for cars -- and where drivers are less accustomed to pedestrians. "Everybody calls Boston America's most European city, and so it's no coincidence that we've got a relatively low fatality rate," said Furth, who is not affiliated with the report. "In German cities, Dutch cities, Swedish cities, the pedestrian fatality rates are still three times less than ours, so we still have lessons to learn."
Listen, I love Boston as much as the next guy, but in all fairness here, I think Florida is just getting a bad rap. I mean you can’t tell me that a state with some of the top universities in the world doesn’t have an inherent advantage over a state where Dade Community college is considered one of the better higher learning institutions.
If you’re from florida and having a hard time following me here, I’m saying you’re just a bit dumber than the rest of us up here. It’s not you fault, you’re a product of your education system, but facts are facts. I mean we have above ground trains, the silver line, double length busses, illegal immigrants, a city where people actually work (sorry there Disney world doesn’t count) with people commuting in and out by car all day long. It’s not safer, we just remember things like, look both ways, and if the light is green there’s probably a car coming. And the whole having jobs thing doesn’t hurt, not as many people looking for a quick cash infusion via personal injury law suits.
PS: I've never heard anyone call Boston "America's most European city." That's not a thing, you just made that up.