Note: I’ve re-read this stream-of-consciousness a day after writing it and it’s incomprehensible! I think the takeaway (if there is any): Public roads as shared space for all users still exist in the United States in spite of propaganda to regulate road use and criminalize anything other than vehicular traffic.
Public roads are shared space for use by all
Michael Andersen is a staffer for the People for Bikes Green Lane Project. He writes tongue-in-cheek about vehicular pedestrianism and abolishing sidewalks for an April Fools joke.
Sidewalks are separate and unequal, and they are death traps with the risk of right and left hooks! Pedestrians just need more education about the proper way to walk. Then they would be perfectly safe, and respected by motorists.