Birmingham grabbed headlines this week for its visionary new transport plan that will restrict car travel and expand sustainable transportation access throughout every inch of the city. Unfortunately, not our Birmingham.
But not that Birmingham.
No one can understand how a driver with 91 speed-camera and red-light tickets, plus multiple license suspensions, was still on the road to hit and kill a 3-month-old baby girl in Brooklyn. Here's one reason.
We need to change the way we think about kids and about our cities. We need to think of kids as full members of society and we need to design our neighborhoods for kids to have full, rich childhoods that let them grow into well-rounded members of our communities.
Last week's story about the Port Authority's need for car revenue was our top story for a reason — but it was missing one thing: a graphic that perfectly encapsulated the problem. Our cartoonist has fixed that.