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From Biking in LA: The Pedestrian Free Crosswalk

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Via BikinginLA, the above image captures so much of what is wrong with pedestrian planning in Los Angeles:

They say no one walks in L.A. And that may be true soon, if our local department of transportation continues their policy of removing crosswalks for the safety of pedestrians.

No, seriously.

Then there’s this intersection in Westwood,which features what may be the world’s first crosswalk where nopedestrians are allowed — despite the presence of a working pedestriansignal.

Kind of makes you wonder just who it’s intended for, doesn’t it?

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