27 April 2012

Invention of Jaywalking

One key turning point, according to Norton, came in 1923 in Cincinnati. Citizens’ anger over pedestrian deaths gave rise to a referendum drive. It gathered some 7,000 signatures in support of a rule that would have required all vehicles in the city to be fitted with speed governors limiting them to 25 miles per hour. -Article in The Atlantic Cities

1 comment:

Quimbob said...

heck, some towns, like Mitchell, S.D., actually banned automobiles back around the turn of the century.