An issue of equity, starting with beautiful, and visible piano key crosswalks on Springwood Ave.
Portland Crosswalk Shows How Drivers Think (or Don’t) About Pedestrians
“If the unconscious or semi-conscious biases of drivers impact their decision to yield, crossing the street is all the more dangerous for black men.”
“In addition to furthering their thesis that racial bias impacts pedestrian safety, the researchers say their findings show a need for reducing the perceived discretion drivers have for yielding to people waiting to cross. When there is no crosswalk, drivers assume they have a choice of whether to yield or not — even when there’s a law saying otherwise. With a marked crosswalk in place, there is less perceived discretion.”